Hawksbill Turtle

Photo copyright Tim Nicholson.
Tortuga Carey, Hawksbill Turtle
Taken on Sha'ab Fargha, Egyptian Red Sea.

When laying eggs, Turtles return to the beach on which they were born. How they navigate back to the beach remains uncertain. The hatchling turtles instinctively seek the brightest horizon, which on moonlit nights will be the direction of the sea. Although clumsy on land, they are agile and fast underwater. There are several species of turtle in the Red Sea.

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Further Reading
The Underwater Photographer: Digital and Traditional Techniques by Martin Edge
Fire in the Turtle House by Osha Gray Davidson