042/365 Green turtle tracks


Image 042 is of a track from a Green Turtle. It was taken from the island of Pulau Selingan (turtle island). The width of these tracks were about 1metre (3ft). We stopped off for one night here on the way to the Kinabatangan River. Due to the Green Turtles being protected, rangers on the island collect the eggs being laid by the adult females and place them into artificially created nests which are then protected. On that night we were there, 33 turtle landings were sighted, of which 25 created nests, which totalled over 2000 eggs being laid!! 55 baby turtles were released that night after 80 days in incubation.

Green Turtle Chelonia mydas track, Pulau Selingan, Borneo, Malaysia. April, 2010.
Canon 1D mkIV with Canon 17-40mm f/4.0 L lens.