A rest for a sea turtle

Honu at rest - © Christopher Martin-7028

Having been able to see a Green sea turtle swimming gracefully but using a lot of energy hunting in the reef, it is nice when they can have time to rest undisturbed.  At Poipu beach the lifeguards put up a rope with a fair amount of space around this turtle which had come up on the sand.  It slept for the most part but I had a chance to get a couple of photographs with its eyes open when one of the sounds of a busy beach reached through the slumber.  Very beautiful animals.

4 responses

  1. Such a great picture! i love it 🙂

    December 17, 2012 at 11:06 am

  2. Reblogged this on bearspawprint.

    December 16, 2012 at 1:40 am

  3. Nothing rests like a turtle.

    December 15, 2012 at 10:13 pm

  4. Sid Dunnebacke

    Agreed – very beautiful animals indeed, and you captured this one nicely.

    December 15, 2012 at 8:06 pm

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