Releasing baby turtles into the Pacific Ocean in Mexico

Releasing baby turtles into the ocean in Mexico

Releasing baby turtles into the Ocean in Mexico

Baby Turtles Art Print featuring the photograph Releasing Baby Turtles Into Water - Collage by Tatiana Travelways

It was one kind of experience to participate in at  “El Tortugario” Ecological Center in Cuyutlan, Mexico.
It is called “hatchling”, and a lot of one-day-old baby turtles were released into the Pacific Ocean from the nursery. People are simply assisting these little creatures with their first contact with the water.

El Tortugario in Cuyutlan is not a very well known touristic place, like other similar ones in Mexico. However, there were quite a few North Americans participating on that day. They are everywhere South of the border in the cold months of the winter… and my husband and I were there too 🙂 We even didn’t know about this kind of practice before! Lucky we were in the right place at the right time to take part in  it… 🙂

Releasing the baby turtles into the ocean

For me it was very impressive, because they were so small and beautiful, but at the same time so fragile…
I held them in my hands and put them slowly on the beach… Some went in the direction of the water, but some didn’t know what to do, so we gently directed them 🙂

We watched the little turtles going on their first and decisive life adventure. It was not easy… Every single obstacle was a challenge for them, starting with the irregularities of the sand and the foot prints, to the actual contact with the cold water. Some even didn’t have the courage to take the plunge, and they were coming back 🙂 – Well, what to expect from one-day-old baby turtles that hadn’t even seen water before?

I decided to make a collage with all those instances in the process of releasing baby turtles. I thought it could be more comprehensive. The image is available as art print, so if you want a poster like this on your wall, just click on it to see the printing options. **The watermark will not appear on the print.

Releasing baby turtles into the water - art framed print by Tatiana Travelways

Compliments from artists at Fina Art America:

“A creative and charming image, Tatiana!”
Steve Harrington

“Great creative work Tatiana!”
Carol Japp

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For the fun of challenges, I posted in:

Tuesday Photo Challenge – Contact | FOWC with Fandango — Fragile | Lens Artists Photo Challenge: Small is Beautiful | Weekly prompts: Right Place Right Time


6 Comments on “Releasing baby turtles into the Pacific Ocean in Mexico

  1. NOW I can comment here. As I said in my comment to this on my post, this is a heartwarming story.

  2. Yes, you can 🙂 Thank you very much for the comment and I really appreciate your help in letting me know that my comments were not accessible!

  3. What a nice experience Tatiana! I have watched a documentary about those turtles and it’s just like you say, everything is an obstacle for them, even what looks like the most insignificant thing to our eyes. They are so cute! It’s great that you could live such good experience 🙂 lovely collage!

  4. Thank you Eduardo! Yes to our eyes small obstacles are insignificant but for them it’s different… and I didn’t say that only about 1 per thousand (or something like that) will survive… 🙁

  5. What a wonderful experience and one that so many of us are unlikely to have. Thank you for sharing with us and many thanks for linking to us at Weekly Prompts. ?

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