Featured in Dimensions – Jan 29th, 2010
Photographed in Xcaret, Playa del Carmen, Mexico with Canon XT, f/7.1, 1/400 sec, ISO-400, focal lenght 300mm.
In Mexico, since 1990, marine turtles are protected by the Federal Law. Xcaret protects the two species of turtles that nest in Quintana Roo’s beaches. They are the Green Turtle (Chelonia mydas) and the Loggerhead Turtle ( Caretta caretta) which you can see in this photo.
Every year Xcaret liberates about 300,000 young turtles. They have a better chance of survival because at the time of liberation they are already about 3 months old.