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Week 20 – Message From A Sea Turtle


A sea turtle caught my attention while I was taking picture at the sea turtle pool. It kept swimming around in circles over and over, trying to look at the world outside the tank through the glass. I approached the tank and placed my hand on the thick glass, realizing that while we were enjoying watching them swimming in the tank, they were losing their life slowly in a place where they would never call home.

Camera: Canon EOS 450D
Photo created on Oct 16, 2009, during the trip in Okinawa.

27 responses

  1. elmediat

    Excellent perspective and sense of natural action & subject. Well done ! 🙂

    May 19, 2012 at 9:20 pm

    • Thank you, Elmediat. 😀

      June 2, 2012 at 12:24 pm

  2. I love this image, Cristina! It is beautiful. I feel the same when I visit a zoo. The animals are in an environment that’s just not home to them. It’s so sad.

    May 19, 2012 at 10:35 pm

    • Thank you, Shellriver. 😀 Sometimes, it is very difficult to decide. Should we keep them in the zoo to protect them but take away their freedom or should we just let them live their lives in the wild…

      June 2, 2012 at 12:28 pm

  3. its lovely!!!

    May 20, 2012 at 12:13 am

    • Thanks, Eva. 😀

      June 2, 2012 at 12:29 pm

  4. nice 🙂

    May 20, 2012 at 6:02 am

    • Thanks, Nigel. 😀

      June 2, 2012 at 12:29 pm

  5. That is an excellent shot of the sea turtle.

    I agree with your sentiment. While we get to enjoy looking at them, we have to remember that these creatures are taken away from their homes even though they may be rescued but still, they never get to return.

    May 20, 2012 at 7:48 pm

    • …and dying there slowly >.<

      June 2, 2012 at 12:32 pm

  6. It’s a good message for us. We should not forget that the turtle never call home..

    May 20, 2012 at 8:02 pm

    • I wish I could see the same turtle again next time I visit the same Aquarium. 🙂

      June 2, 2012 at 12:30 pm

  7. Wow.. love the color of the photo.
    And yes, it’s sad. It’s not really home for them.

    May 21, 2012 at 11:19 am

    • I wish they could be back home again someday 😉

      May 22, 2012 at 10:43 pm

  8. I’m sure you were able to brighten that turtle’s day by taking such a wonderful portrait, though, Cristina!

    May 22, 2012 at 9:44 pm

    • Thanks for the kind words, Spilledinkguy. 😀

      June 2, 2012 at 12:31 pm

  9. Great picture, excellent commentary!

    May 22, 2012 at 11:03 pm

    • Thanks, El Guapo. 😀

      June 2, 2012 at 12:33 pm

  10. Why does that turtle look bloodied up?

    May 23, 2012 at 4:50 pm

    • I wish I knew it too, Kale. @0@

      June 2, 2012 at 12:34 pm

      • It really feels… Well, wrong. I don’t know. Something.

        I can only wish it’s not really blood.

        June 6, 2012 at 3:55 pm

  11. That’s a beautiful picture of the turtle!

    But I agree that it’s sad that it must live there until it goes to turtle heaven… 😦

    May 24, 2012 at 6:15 pm

    • yea 😦 that’s sad.

      June 2, 2012 at 12:51 pm

  12. It isn’t easy to get great pictures through those thick walls of tanks. You did it! This is a great view of the sea turtle. Looks like you and the turtle made eye contact!

    May 25, 2012 at 9:54 pm

    • It was like the turtle is sending me message telepathically. @0@

      June 2, 2012 at 12:53 pm

  13. Sea turtles are amazing creatures. I visited Hawaii last month and had the opportunity to see a few sea turtles just relaxing on a beach together. I hope that this turtle of yours isn’t too unhappy; it’s sad to think of them being sad.

    June 2, 2012 at 5:56 pm

  14. I agree with your observation. Much as we admire how beautiful they are , they do need to be free , to be where their home is. Thanks.

    June 8, 2012 at 11:15 pm

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