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Photographer:

Taha Ghouchkanlu

Email:

ghouchkanlu@gmail.com

Location of Photo:

Iran

Date/Time of photo:

07/09/2020

Equipment:

Canon EOS 5D Mark IV

Description:

I was over the moon when I was taking this shot. Feeling so lucky to be on the right spot at the right moment when a Green Sea #Turtle in #oman coast, an endangered and protected species, crawled her massive body out on the beach, started to dig a nest with such a great effort that I could hear her taking deep breathes and continue digging again and again. She began to lay her eggs as the nest reached the satisfying depth. The coincidence of a starry night, dancing waves, the excitement of planktons and a mama turtle laying eggs in the same beach she once emerged, made it a magnificent scene to witness. I'm blessed. All over the world, Sea Turtles are threatened mostly due to human activities. In some countries, adults and eggs are hunted for food, they are losing their feeding and nesting habitats all over their global range, they get stuck and die in fishing nets, and they suffer from seawater pollution directly and indirectly. Even if one gets lucky enough to pass through all these obstacles, reach maturi

Website:

https://www.instagram.com/tahaghouchkanlu/?hl=en

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