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Carapace of a dead olive Ridley turtle (Lepidochelys olivacea) entangled in discarded fishing gear. Indian Ocean, off Sri Lanka.
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Alex Mustard / Carapace of a dead olive Ridley turtle (Lepidochelys olivacea) entangled in discarded fishing gear. Indian Ocean, off Sri Lanka.
Olive Ridley Sea Turtle (Lepidochelys olivacea) nesting, Arribada (mass nesting event), Playa Morro Ayuta, Oaxaca state, southern Mexico. Vulnerable species.
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Claudio Contreras / Olive Ridley Sea Turtle (Lepidochelys olivacea) nesting, Arribada (mass nesting event), Playa Morro Ayuta, Oaxaca state, southern Mexico. Vulnerable species.
Villagers collecting eggs from Olive ridley sea turtles (Lepidochelys olivacea) during the first two days of the arribada (mass nesting event). This is the only place in the world where it is legal to...
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Ingo Arndt / Villagers collecting eggs from Olive ridley sea turtles (Lepidochelys olivacea) during the first two days of the arribada (mass nesting event). This is the only place in the world where it is legal to...
Olive ridley sea turtles (Lepidochelys olivacea) digging their nests by night with stars during an arribada (mass nesting event) to lay eggs, Pacific Coast, Ostional, Costa Rica.
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Ingo Arndt / Olive ridley sea turtles (Lepidochelys olivacea) digging their nests by night with stars during an arribada (mass nesting event) to lay eggs, Pacific Coast, Ostional, Costa Rica.
Olive ridley sea turtles (Lepidochelys olivacea) females coming ashore at twilight during an arribada (mass nesting event) to lay eggs, Pacific Coast, Ostional, Costa Rica.
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Ingo Arndt / Olive ridley sea turtles (Lepidochelys olivacea) females coming ashore at twilight during an arribada (mass nesting event) to lay eggs, Pacific Coast, Ostional, Costa Rica.
Olive ridley sea turtles (Lepidochelys olivacea) females coming ashore during an arribada (mass nesting event) to lay eggs, Pacific Coast, Ostional, Costa Rica.
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Ingo Arndt / Olive ridley sea turtles (Lepidochelys olivacea) females coming ashore during an arribada (mass nesting event) to lay eggs, Pacific Coast, Ostional, Costa Rica.
Olive ridley turtle (Lepidochelys olivacea) hatchlings walking towards sea at sunrise. Andhra Pradesh, India. 2017. Photo Anjani Kumar/Felis Images
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Felis Images / Olive ridley turtle (Lepidochelys olivacea) hatchlings walking towards sea at sunrise. Andhra Pradesh, India. 2017. Photo Anjani Kumar/Felis Images
Olive ridley turtle (Lepidochelys olivacea) entangled in discarded fishing gear. After taking this photo the photographer was able to free the turtle. Indian Ocean, off Sri Lanka.
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Alex Mustard / Olive ridley turtle (Lepidochelys olivacea) entangled in discarded fishing gear. After taking this photo the photographer was able to free the turtle. Indian Ocean, off Sri Lanka.
Crested caracara (Caracara cheriway) adult eating Olive ridley sea turtle (Lepidochelys olivacea) egg, juvenile trying to steal it,  Arribada (mass nesting event), Playa Morro Ayuta, Oaxaca state, sou...
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Claudio Contreras / Crested caracara (Caracara cheriway) adult eating Olive ridley sea turtle (Lepidochelys olivacea) egg, juvenile trying to steal it, Arribada (mass nesting event), Playa Morro Ayuta, Oaxaca state, sou...
American Black Vulture (Coragyps atratus) eating Olive ridley sea turtle (Lepidochelys olivacea) egg, Arribada (mass nesting event), Playa Morro Ayuta, Oaxaca state, southern Mexico.
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Claudio Contreras / American Black Vulture (Coragyps atratus) eating Olive ridley sea turtle (Lepidochelys olivacea) egg, Arribada (mass nesting event), Playa Morro Ayuta, Oaxaca state, southern Mexico.
Olive Ridley Sea Turtle (Lepidochelys olivacea) nesting, egg in nest,  Arribada (mass nesting event), Playa Morro Ayuta, Oaxaca state, southern Mexico, IUCN Vulnerable, August
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Claudio Contreras / Olive Ridley Sea Turtle (Lepidochelys olivacea) nesting, egg in nest, Arribada (mass nesting event), Playa Morro Ayuta, Oaxaca state, southern Mexico, IUCN Vulnerable, August
Biologist burying Olive Ridley Turtle (Lepidochelys olivacea) eggs seized from poachers by the authorities, Arribada (mass nesting event), Playa Morro Ayuta, Oaxaca state, southern Mexico. Vulnerable...
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Claudio Contreras / Biologist burying Olive Ridley Turtle (Lepidochelys olivacea) eggs seized from poachers by the authorities, Arribada (mass nesting event), Playa Morro Ayuta, Oaxaca state, southern Mexico. Vulnerable...
Olive ridley sea turtle (Lepidochelys olivacea) nesting, Arribada (mass nesting event), Playa Morro Ayuta, Oaxaca state, southern Mexico, Vulnerable species.
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Claudio Contreras / Olive ridley sea turtle (Lepidochelys olivacea) nesting, Arribada (mass nesting event), Playa Morro Ayuta, Oaxaca state, southern Mexico, Vulnerable species.
Olive ridley sea turtle (Lepidochelys olivacea) arriving to nest, Arribada (mass nesting event), Playa Morro Ayuta, Oaxaca state, southern Mexico, Vulnerable.
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Claudio Contreras / Olive ridley sea turtle (Lepidochelys olivacea) arriving to nest, Arribada (mass nesting event), Playa Morro Ayuta, Oaxaca state, southern Mexico, Vulnerable.
Olive ridley sea turtle (Lepidochelys olivacea) returning to sea after laying eggs on the beach, Arribada (mass nesting event), Playa Morro Ayuta, Oaxaca state, southern Mexico, Vulnerable.
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Claudio Contreras / Olive ridley sea turtle (Lepidochelys olivacea) returning to sea after laying eggs on the beach, Arribada (mass nesting event), Playa Morro Ayuta, Oaxaca state, southern Mexico, Vulnerable.
Crested caracara (Caracara cheriway) adult eating Olive Ridley Sea Turtle (Lepidochelys olivacea) egg, Arribada (mass nesting event), Playa Morro Ayuta, Oaxaca state, southern Mexico.
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Claudio Contreras / Crested caracara (Caracara cheriway) adult eating Olive Ridley Sea Turtle (Lepidochelys olivacea) egg, Arribada (mass nesting event), Playa Morro Ayuta, Oaxaca state, southern Mexico.
Olive ridley turtle (Lepidochelys olivacea) eggs seized from poachers, Arribada, Playa Morro Ayuta, Oaxaca state, southern Mexico, Vulnerable species.
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Claudio Contreras / Olive ridley turtle (Lepidochelys olivacea) eggs seized from poachers, Arribada, Playa Morro Ayuta, Oaxaca state, southern Mexico, Vulnerable species.
Olive ridley sea turtle (Lepidochelys olivacea) arriving to nest, with American Black Vulture (Coragyps atratus) waiting, Arribada (mass nesting event), Playa Morro Ayuta, Oaxaca state, southern Mexic...
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Claudio Contreras / Olive ridley sea turtle (Lepidochelys olivacea) arriving to nest, with American Black Vulture (Coragyps atratus) waiting, Arribada (mass nesting event), Playa Morro Ayuta, Oaxaca state, southern Mexic...
Feral Dog (Canis familiaris) feeding on an Olive Ridley Sea Turtle (Lepidochelys olivacea) killed prior to nesting, Arribada (mass nesting event), Playa Morro Ayuta, Oaxaca state, southern Mexico. Vul...
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Claudio Contreras / Feral Dog (Canis familiaris) feeding on an Olive Ridley Sea Turtle (Lepidochelys olivacea) killed prior to nesting, Arribada (mass nesting event), Playa Morro Ayuta, Oaxaca state, southern Mexico. Vul...
Olive Ridley Sea Turtle (Lepidochelys olivacea) eggs laid in nest, Arribada (mass nesting event), Playa Morro Ayuta, Oaxaca state, southern Mexico, Vulnerable species.
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Claudio Contreras / Olive Ridley Sea Turtle (Lepidochelys olivacea) eggs laid in nest, Arribada (mass nesting event), Playa Morro Ayuta, Oaxaca state, southern Mexico, Vulnerable species.
Olive ridley turtle (Lepidochelys olivacea) mating, Huatulco National Park, Oaxaca state, southern Mexico, IUCN Vulnerable, August
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Claudio Contreras / Olive ridley turtle (Lepidochelys olivacea) mating, Huatulco National Park, Oaxaca state, southern Mexico, IUCN Vulnerable, August
Poacher harvesting Olive Ridley Turtle (Lepidochelys olivacea) eggs from nest, Arribada, Playa Morro Ayuta, Oaxaca state, southern Mexico, Vulnerable species.
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Claudio Contreras / Poacher harvesting Olive Ridley Turtle (Lepidochelys olivacea) eggs from nest, Arribada, Playa Morro Ayuta, Oaxaca state, southern Mexico, Vulnerable species.
Olive ridley sea turtle (Lepidochelys olivacea) nesting, Arribada (mass nesting event), Playa Morro Ayuta, Oaxaca state, southern Mexico, IUCN Vulnerable, August
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Claudio Contreras / Olive ridley sea turtle (Lepidochelys olivacea) nesting, Arribada (mass nesting event), Playa Morro Ayuta, Oaxaca state, southern Mexico, IUCN Vulnerable, August
Olive ridley sea turtle (Lepidochelys olivacea) arriving to nest, Arribada (mass nesting event), Playa Morro Ayuta, Oaxaca state, southern Mexico, IUCN Vulnerable, August
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Claudio Contreras / Olive ridley sea turtle (Lepidochelys olivacea) arriving to nest, Arribada (mass nesting event), Playa Morro Ayuta, Oaxaca state, southern Mexico, IUCN Vulnerable, August
Olive Ridley turtle (Lepidochelys olivacea) mating, Huatulco National Park, Oaxaca state, southern Mexico, IUCN Vulnerable, August
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Claudio Contreras / Olive Ridley turtle (Lepidochelys olivacea) mating, Huatulco National Park, Oaxaca state, southern Mexico, IUCN Vulnerable, August
Olive Ridley Sea Turtles (Lepidochelys olivacea) females come ashore during an arribada (mass nesting event) to lay eggs, Pacific Coast, Ostional, Costa Rica. Finalist in Wildlife Photographer of the...
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Ingo Arndt / Olive Ridley Sea Turtles (Lepidochelys olivacea) females come ashore during an arribada (mass nesting event) to lay eggs, Pacific Coast, Ostional, Costa Rica. Finalist in Wildlife Photographer of the...
Olive ridley sea turtle (Lepidochelys olivacea) female digging nest on beach for laying eggs, Pacific Coast, Ostional, Costa Rica.
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Ingo Arndt / Olive ridley sea turtle (Lepidochelys olivacea) female digging nest on beach for laying eggs, Pacific Coast, Ostional, Costa Rica.
Olive ridley sea turtles (Lepidochelys olivacea) females coming ashore at sunset during an arribada (mass nesting event) to lay eggs, Pacific Coast, Ostional, Costa Rica.
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Ingo Arndt / Olive ridley sea turtles (Lepidochelys olivacea) females coming ashore at sunset during an arribada (mass nesting event) to lay eggs, Pacific Coast, Ostional, Costa Rica.
Olive ridley sea turtle (Lepidochelys olivacea) swimming in open ocean not far from the nesting beach, Pacific Coast, Ostional, Costa Rica.
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Ingo Arndt / Olive ridley sea turtle (Lepidochelys olivacea) swimming in open ocean not far from the nesting beach, Pacific Coast, Ostional, Costa Rica.
Olive / Pacific ridley sea turtle (Lepidochelys olivacea) female returning to the sea after laying eggs, Cayenne, French Guiana, July.
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Graham Eaton / Olive / Pacific ridley sea turtle (Lepidochelys olivacea) female returning to the sea after laying eggs, Cayenne, French Guiana, July.
Olive ridley turtle (Lepidochelys olivacea) female entangled in a very large ghost fishing net in the Indian Ocean.  She was successfully released. March 2014
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Tony Wu / Olive ridley turtle (Lepidochelys olivacea) female entangled in a very large ghost fishing net in the Indian Ocean. She was successfully released. March 2014
Female olive ridley turtle (Lepidochelys olivacea) recovering at the surface after being cut free from entanglement in a very large ghost fishing net in the Indian Ocean. After we cut the lines and re...
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Tony Wu / Female olive ridley turtle (Lepidochelys olivacea) recovering at the surface after being cut free from entanglement in a very large ghost fishing net in the Indian Ocean. After we cut the lines and re...
Female Olive Ridley turtle (Lepidochelys olivacea) returning to the sea after nesting, Nancite Beach, Santa Rosa National Park, Costa Rica.
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Huw Cordey / Female Olive Ridley turtle (Lepidochelys olivacea) returning to the sea after nesting, Nancite Beach, Santa Rosa National Park, Costa Rica.
Black iguana (Ctenosaura similis) predating hatchling olive ridley turtle (Lepidochelys olivacea), Nancite, Santa Rosa National Park, Costa Rica.
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Huw Cordey / Black iguana (Ctenosaura similis) predating hatchling olive ridley turtle (Lepidochelys olivacea), Nancite, Santa Rosa National Park, Costa Rica.
Tracks of hatchling Olive ridley turtles (Lepidochelys olivacea), Nancite Beach, Santa Rosa National Park, Costa Rica.
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Huw Cordey / Tracks of hatchling Olive ridley turtles (Lepidochelys olivacea), Nancite Beach, Santa Rosa National Park, Costa Rica.
Olive ridley turtle (Lepidochelys olivacea) at surface with Remora (Echeneidae) Oman, October
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Hanne & Jens Eriksen / Olive ridley turtle (Lepidochelys olivacea) at surface with Remora (Echeneidae) Oman, October
Olive ridley turtle (Lepidochelys olivacea) with Remora (Echeneidae), Oman, October
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Hanne & Jens Eriksen / Olive ridley turtle (Lepidochelys olivacea) with Remora (Echeneidae), Oman, October
Tracking shot of an Olive ridley sea turtle (Lepidochelys olivacea) hatchling moving towards the ocean, Osa Peninsula, Costa Rica. November.
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Roman Willi / Tracking shot of an Olive ridley sea turtle (Lepidochelys olivacea) hatchling moving towards the ocean, Osa Peninsula, Costa Rica. November.
Olive ridley sea turtle (Lepidochelys olivacea) hatchling moving towards the ocean. Then the animal gets swept away by a wave. Osa Peninsula, Costa Rica. November.
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Roman Willi / Olive ridley sea turtle (Lepidochelys olivacea) hatchling moving towards the ocean. Then the animal gets swept away by a wave. Osa Peninsula, Costa Rica. November.
Tracking shot of an Olive ridley sea turtle (Lepidochelys olivacea) hatchling moving towards the ocean during sunrise. In the background, other hatchlings are doing the same. Osa Peninsula, Costa Rica...
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Roman Willi / Tracking shot of an Olive ridley sea turtle (Lepidochelys olivacea) hatchling moving towards the ocean during sunrise. In the background, other hatchlings are doing the same. Osa Peninsula, Costa Rica...
Olive ridley sea turtle (Lepidochelys olivacea) hatchling moving towards the ocean, Osa Peninsula, Costa Rica. November.
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Roman Willi / Olive ridley sea turtle (Lepidochelys olivacea) hatchling moving towards the ocean, Osa Peninsula, Costa Rica. November.
Tracking shot of an Olive ridley sea turtle (Lepidochelys olivacea) hatchling moving towards the ocean during sunrise, Osa Peninsula, Costa Rica. November.
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Roman Willi / Tracking shot of an Olive ridley sea turtle (Lepidochelys olivacea) hatchling moving towards the ocean during sunrise, Osa Peninsula, Costa Rica. November.
Olive ridley sea turtle (Lepidochelys olivacea) hatchlings moving towards the ocean, Osa Peninsula, Costa Rica. November.
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Roman Willi / Olive ridley sea turtle (Lepidochelys olivacea) hatchlings moving towards the ocean, Osa Peninsula, Costa Rica. November.
Olive ridley sea turtle (Lepidochelys olivacea) hatchlings climbing out of nest, Osa Peninsula, Costa Rica. November.
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Roman Willi / Olive ridley sea turtle (Lepidochelys olivacea) hatchlings climbing out of nest, Osa Peninsula, Costa Rica. November.
Olive ridley sea turtle (Lepidochelys olivacea) hatchlings climbing out of nest, Osa Peninsula, Costa Rica. November.
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Roman Willi / Olive ridley sea turtle (Lepidochelys olivacea) hatchlings climbing out of nest, Osa Peninsula, Costa Rica. November.
Olive ridley sea turtle (Lepidochelys olivacea) hatchlings climbing out of nest. Some Turtles are out the nest, moving towards the ocean. Osa Peninsula, Costa Rica. November.
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Roman Willi / Olive ridley sea turtle (Lepidochelys olivacea) hatchlings climbing out of nest. Some Turtles are out the nest, moving towards the ocean. Osa Peninsula, Costa Rica. November.
Tracking shot of Olive ridley sea turtle (Lepidochelys olivacea) hatchling moving towards the ocean, Osa Peninsula, Costa Rica. November.
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Roman Willi / Tracking shot of Olive ridley sea turtle (Lepidochelys olivacea) hatchling moving towards the ocean, Osa Peninsula, Costa Rica. November.
Olive ridley sea turtle (Lepidochelys olivacea) hatchling moving towards the ocean during sunrise, Osa Peninsula, Costa Rica. November.
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Roman Willi / Olive ridley sea turtle (Lepidochelys olivacea) hatchling moving towards the ocean during sunrise, Osa Peninsula, Costa Rica. November.
Aerial view of massive arribada of Olive ridley turtle (Lepidochelys olivacea), with over 300,000 females coming ashore to nest on 3 km of 15 km beach over period of three days and nights.  Playa Esc...
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Tui De Roy / Aerial view of massive arribada of Olive ridley turtle (Lepidochelys olivacea), with over 300,000 females coming ashore to nest on 3 km of 15 km beach over period of three days and nights. Playa Esc...
Aerial view of massive arribada of Olive ridley turtle (Lepidochelys olivacea), with over 300,000 females coming ashore to nest on 3 km of 15 km beach over period of three days and nights.  Playa Esc...
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Tui De Roy / Aerial view of massive arribada of Olive ridley turtle (Lepidochelys olivacea), with over 300,000 females coming ashore to nest on 3 km of 15 km beach over period of three days and nights. Playa Esc...
Aerial view of massive arribada of Olive ridley turtle (Lepidochelys olivacea), with over 300,000 females coming ashore to nest on 3 km of 15 km beach over period of three days and nights.  Playa Esc...
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Tui De Roy / Aerial view of massive arribada of Olive ridley turtle (Lepidochelys olivacea), with over 300,000 females coming ashore to nest on 3 km of 15 km beach over period of three days and nights. Playa Esc...
Nesting female Olive ridley turtle (Lepidochelys olivacea) passing new hatchling. Playa Escobilla Sanctuary, Oaxaca, Mexico.
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Tui De Roy / Nesting female Olive ridley turtle (Lepidochelys olivacea) passing new hatchling. Playa Escobilla Sanctuary, Oaxaca, Mexico.
Female Olive ridley turtles (Lepidochelys olivacea) coming ashore to nest at sunrise during massive arribada. Playa Escobilla Sanctuary, Oaxaca, Mexico. Pacific Ocean.
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Tui De Roy / Female Olive ridley turtles (Lepidochelys olivacea) coming ashore to nest at sunrise during massive arribada. Playa Escobilla Sanctuary, Oaxaca, Mexico. Pacific Ocean.
Two female Olive ridley turtles (Lepidochelys olivacea) colliding into each other during massive arribada.  Playa Escobilla Sanctuary, Oaxaca, Mexico.
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Tui De Roy / Two female Olive ridley turtles (Lepidochelys olivacea) colliding into each other during massive arribada. Playa Escobilla Sanctuary, Oaxaca, Mexico.
Female Olive ridley turtle (Lepidochelys olivacea) approaching beach to nest. Playa Escobilla Sanctuary, Oaxaca, Mexico. Pacific Ocean.
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Tui De Roy / Female Olive ridley turtle (Lepidochelys olivacea) approaching beach to nest. Playa Escobilla Sanctuary, Oaxaca, Mexico. Pacific Ocean.
Aerial view of thousands of female Olive ridley turtles (Lepidochelys olivacea)swimming in sea towards beach during massive  arribada, with over 300,000 females coming ashore to nest on 3 km of 15 km...
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Tui De Roy / Aerial view of thousands of female Olive ridley turtles (Lepidochelys olivacea)swimming in sea towards beach during massive arribada, with over 300,000 females coming ashore to nest on 3 km of 15 km...
Aerial view of thousands of female Olive ridley turtles (Lepidochelys olivacea) swimming towards beach during massive arribada, with over 300,000 females coming ashore to nest on 3 km of 15 km beach o...
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Tui De Roy / Aerial view of thousands of female Olive ridley turtles (Lepidochelys olivacea) swimming towards beach during massive arribada, with over 300,000 females coming ashore to nest on 3 km of 15 km beach o...
Aerial view of massive arribada of Olive ridley turtle (Lepidochelys olivacea), with over 300,000 females coming ashore to nest on 3 km of 15 km beach over period of three days and nights.  Playa Esc...
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Tui De Roy / Aerial view of massive arribada of Olive ridley turtle (Lepidochelys olivacea), with over 300,000 females coming ashore to nest on 3 km of 15 km beach over period of three days and nights. Playa Esc...
Aerial view of massive arribada of Olive ridley turtle (Lepidochelys olivacea), with over 300,000 females coming ashore to nest on 3 km of 15 km beach over period of three days and nights.  Playa Esc...
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Tui De Roy / Aerial view of massive arribada of Olive ridley turtle (Lepidochelys olivacea), with over 300,000 females coming ashore to nest on 3 km of 15 km beach over period of three days and nights. Playa Esc...
Last female Olive ridley turtle (Lepidochelys olivacea) arriving to nest after massive arribada.  Playa Escobilla Sanctuary, Oaxaca, Mexico. Pacific Ocean.
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Tui De Roy / Last female Olive ridley turtle (Lepidochelys olivacea) arriving to nest after massive arribada. Playa Escobilla Sanctuary, Oaxaca, Mexico. Pacific Ocean.
Royal Tern (Thalasseus maximus) preying on newly hatched Olive ridley turtle (Lepidochelys olivacea), holding one in beak.  Playa Escobilla Sanctuary, Oaxaca, Mexico. Pacific Ocean.
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Tui De Roy / Royal Tern (Thalasseus maximus) preying on newly hatched Olive ridley turtle (Lepidochelys olivacea), holding one in beak. Playa Escobilla Sanctuary, Oaxaca, Mexico. Pacific Ocean.
Royal Tern (Thalasseus maximus) preying on newly hatched Olive ridley turtle (Lepidochelys olivacea), holding one in beak.  Playa Escobilla Sanctuary, Oaxaca, Mexico. Pacific Ocean.
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Tui De Roy / Royal Tern (Thalasseus maximus) preying on newly hatched Olive ridley turtle (Lepidochelys olivacea), holding one in beak. Playa Escobilla Sanctuary, Oaxaca, Mexico. Pacific Ocean.
Olive ridley turtle (Lepidochelys olivacea) hatchling making its way to ocean.  Playa Escobilla Sanctuary, Oaxaca, Mexico.
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Tui De Roy / Olive ridley turtle (Lepidochelys olivacea) hatchling making its way to ocean. Playa Escobilla Sanctuary, Oaxaca, Mexico.
Royal Tern (Thalasseus maximus) preying on newly hatched Olive ridley turtle (Lepidochelys olivacea), holding one in beak.  Playa Escobilla Sanctuary, Oaxaca, Mexico. Pacific Ocean.
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Tui De Roy / Royal Tern (Thalasseus maximus) preying on newly hatched Olive ridley turtle (Lepidochelys olivacea), holding one in beak. Playa Escobilla Sanctuary, Oaxaca, Mexico. Pacific Ocean.
Royal Tern (Thalasseus maximus) preying on newly hatched Olive ridley turtle (Lepidochelys olivacea), holding one in beak.  Playa Escobilla Sanctuary, Oaxaca, Mexico.
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Tui De Roy / Royal Tern (Thalasseus maximus) preying on newly hatched Olive ridley turtle (Lepidochelys olivacea), holding one in beak. Playa Escobilla Sanctuary, Oaxaca, Mexico.
Aerial view of last female Olive ridley turtle (Lepidochelys olivacea) departing beach after nesting at end of massive  arribada.   Playa Escobilla Sanctuary, Oaxaca, Mexico. Pacific Ocean.
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Tui De Roy / Aerial view of last female Olive ridley turtle (Lepidochelys olivacea) departing beach after nesting at end of massive arribada. Playa Escobilla Sanctuary, Oaxaca, Mexico. Pacific Ocean.
Aerial view of last female Olive ridley turtle (Lepidochelys olivacea) departing beach after nesting at end of massive  arribada.   Playa Escobilla Sanctuary, Oaxaca, Mexico. Pacific Ocean.
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Tui De Roy / Aerial view of last female Olive ridley turtle (Lepidochelys olivacea) departing beach after nesting at end of massive arribada. Playa Escobilla Sanctuary, Oaxaca, Mexico. Pacific Ocean.
Two female Olive ridley turtles (Lepidochelys olivacea) colliding into each other at night during massive arribada.  Playa Escobilla Sanctuary, Oaxaca, Mexico.
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Tui De Roy / Two female Olive ridley turtles (Lepidochelys olivacea) colliding into each other at night during massive arribada. Playa Escobilla Sanctuary, Oaxaca, Mexico.
Female Olive ridley turtle (Lepidochelys olivacea) coming ashore to nest.  Playa Escobilla Sanctuary, Oaxaca, Mexico. Pacific Ocean.
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Tui De Roy / Female Olive ridley turtle (Lepidochelys olivacea) coming ashore to nest. Playa Escobilla Sanctuary, Oaxaca, Mexico. Pacific Ocean.
Two Black vultures (Coragyps atratus) and Wood stork (Mycteria americana) preying on newly hatched Olive ridley turtle (Lepidochelys olivacea).  Playa Escobilla Sanctuary, Oaxaca, Mexico.
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Tui De Roy / Two Black vultures (Coragyps atratus) and Wood stork (Mycteria americana) preying on newly hatched Olive ridley turtle (Lepidochelys olivacea). Playa Escobilla Sanctuary, Oaxaca, Mexico.
Royal Tern (Thalasseus maximus) preying on newly hatched Olive ridley turtle (Lepidochelys olivacea), holding one in beak, being chased by two Magnificent frigatebird (Fregata magnificens).  Playa Es...
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Tui De Roy / Royal Tern (Thalasseus maximus) preying on newly hatched Olive ridley turtle (Lepidochelys olivacea), holding one in beak, being chased by two Magnificent frigatebird (Fregata magnificens). Playa Es...
Female Olive ridley turtle (Lepidochelys olivacea) coming ashore to nest.  Playa Escobilla Sanctuary, Oaxaca, Mexico. Pacific Ocean.
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Tui De Roy / Female Olive ridley turtle (Lepidochelys olivacea) coming ashore to nest. Playa Escobilla Sanctuary, Oaxaca, Mexico. Pacific Ocean.
Female Olive ridley turtle (Lepidochelys olivacea) coming ashore to nest.  Playa Escobilla Sanctuary, Oaxaca, Mexico. Pacific Ocean.
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Tui De Roy / Female Olive ridley turtle (Lepidochelys olivacea) coming ashore to nest. Playa Escobilla Sanctuary, Oaxaca, Mexico. Pacific Ocean.
Female Olive ridley turtle (Lepidochelys olivacea) approaching beach to nest.  Playa Escobilla Sanctuary, Oaxaca, Mexico. Pacific Ocean.
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Tui De Roy / Female Olive ridley turtle (Lepidochelys olivacea) approaching beach to nest. Playa Escobilla Sanctuary, Oaxaca, Mexico. Pacific Ocean.
Two female Olive ridley turtles (Lepidochelys olivacea) coming ashore to nest.  Playa Escobilla Sanctuary, Oaxaca, Mexico. Pacific Ocean.
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Tui De Roy / Two female Olive ridley turtles (Lepidochelys olivacea) coming ashore to nest. Playa Escobilla Sanctuary, Oaxaca, Mexico. Pacific Ocean.
Female Olive ridley turtle (Lepidochelys olivacea) coming ashore to nest.  Playa Escobilla Sanctuary, Oaxaca, Mexico. Pacific Ocean.
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Tui De Roy / Female Olive ridley turtle (Lepidochelys olivacea) coming ashore to nest. Playa Escobilla Sanctuary, Oaxaca, Mexico. Pacific Ocean.
Female Olive ridley turtle (Lepidochelys olivacea) coming ashore to nest.  Playa Escobilla Sanctuary, Oaxaca, Mexico. Pacific Ocean.
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Tui De Roy / Female Olive ridley turtle (Lepidochelys olivacea) coming ashore to nest. Playa Escobilla Sanctuary, Oaxaca, Mexico. Pacific Ocean.
Female Olive ridley turtle (Lepidochelys olivacea) coming ashore to nest.  Playa Escobilla Sanctuary, Oaxaca, Mexico.
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Tui De Roy / Female Olive ridley turtle (Lepidochelys olivacea) coming ashore to nest. Playa Escobilla Sanctuary, Oaxaca, Mexico.
Three female Olive ridley turtles (Lepidochelys olivacea) coming ashore to nest at night while one leaves during massive arribada.  Playa Escobilla Sanctuary, Oaxaca, Mexico. Pacific Ocean.
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Tui De Roy / Three female Olive ridley turtles (Lepidochelys olivacea) coming ashore to nest at night while one leaves during massive arribada. Playa Escobilla Sanctuary, Oaxaca, Mexico. Pacific Ocean.
Female Olive ridley turtles (Lepidochelys olivacea) coming ashore to nest at night during massive arribada.  Playa Escobilla Sanctuary, Oaxaca, Mexico. Pacific Ocean.
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Tui De Roy / Female Olive ridley turtles (Lepidochelys olivacea) coming ashore to nest at night during massive arribada. Playa Escobilla Sanctuary, Oaxaca, Mexico. Pacific Ocean.
Female Olive ridley turtle (Lepidochelys olivacea) coming ashore to nest at sunrise.  Playa Escobilla Sanctuary, Oaxaca, Mexico. Pacific Ocean.
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Tui De Roy / Female Olive ridley turtle (Lepidochelys olivacea) coming ashore to nest at sunrise. Playa Escobilla Sanctuary, Oaxaca, Mexico. Pacific Ocean.
Female Olive ridley turtles (Lepidochelys olivacea) coming ashore to nest while others leaves, at sunrise, during massive arribada.  Playa Escobilla Sanctuary, Oaxaca, Mexico. Pacific Ocean.
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Tui De Roy / Female Olive ridley turtles (Lepidochelys olivacea) coming ashore to nest while others leaves, at sunrise, during massive arribada. Playa Escobilla Sanctuary, Oaxaca, Mexico. Pacific Ocean.
Female Olive ridley turtles (Lepidochelys olivacea) coming ashore to nest while others leaves, at sunrise, during massive arribada.  Playa Escobilla Sanctuary, Oaxaca, Mexico. Pacific Ocean.
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Tui De Roy / Female Olive ridley turtles (Lepidochelys olivacea) coming ashore to nest while others leaves, at sunrise, during massive arribada. Playa Escobilla Sanctuary, Oaxaca, Mexico. Pacific Ocean.
Female Olive ridley turtles (Lepidochelys olivacea) coming ashore to nest while others leaves, at sunrise, during massive arribada.  Playa Escobilla Sanctuary, Oaxaca, Mexico. Pacific Ocean.
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Tui De Roy / Female Olive ridley turtles (Lepidochelys olivacea) coming ashore to nest while others leaves, at sunrise, during massive arribada. Playa Escobilla Sanctuary, Oaxaca, Mexico. Pacific Ocean.
Massive arribada of Olive ridley turtle (Lepidochelys olivacea), with over 300,000 females coming ashore to nest on 3 km of 15 km beach over period of three days and nights.  Playa Escobilla Sanctuar...
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Tui De Roy / Massive arribada of Olive ridley turtle (Lepidochelys olivacea), with over 300,000 females coming ashore to nest on 3 km of 15 km beach over period of three days and nights. Playa Escobilla Sanctuar...
Three female Olive ridley turtles (Lepidochelys olivacea) coming ashore to nest.  Playa Escobilla Sanctuary, Oaxaca, Mexico. Pacific Ocean.
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Tui De Roy / Three female Olive ridley turtles (Lepidochelys olivacea) coming ashore to nest. Playa Escobilla Sanctuary, Oaxaca, Mexico. Pacific Ocean.
Female Olive ridley turtle (Lepidochelys olivacea) coming ashore to nest.  Playa Escobilla Sanctuary, Oaxaca, Mexico. Pacific Ocean.
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Tui De Roy / Female Olive ridley turtle (Lepidochelys olivacea) coming ashore to nest. Playa Escobilla Sanctuary, Oaxaca, Mexico. Pacific Ocean.
Female Olive ridley turtle (Lepidochelys olivacea) coming ashore to nest.  Playa Escobilla Sanctuary, Oaxaca, Mexico.
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Tui De Roy / Female Olive ridley turtle (Lepidochelys olivacea) coming ashore to nest. Playa Escobilla Sanctuary, Oaxaca, Mexico.
Female Olive ridley turtle (Lepidochelys olivacea) coming ashore to nest.  Playa Escobilla Sanctuary, Oaxaca, Mexico. Pacific Ocean.
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Tui De Roy / Female Olive ridley turtle (Lepidochelys olivacea) coming ashore to nest. Playa Escobilla Sanctuary, Oaxaca, Mexico. Pacific Ocean.
Female Olive ridley turtle (Lepidochelys olivacea) coming ashore to nest.  Playa Escobilla Sanctuary, Oaxaca, Mexico. Pacific Ocean.
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Tui De Roy / Female Olive ridley turtle (Lepidochelys olivacea) coming ashore to nest. Playa Escobilla Sanctuary, Oaxaca, Mexico. Pacific Ocean.
Olive ridley turtle (Lepidochelys olivacea) hatchling upturned by wave on beach.  Playa Escobilla Sanctuary, Oaxaca, Mexico.
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Tui De Roy / Olive ridley turtle (Lepidochelys olivacea) hatchling upturned by wave on beach. Playa Escobilla Sanctuary, Oaxaca, Mexico.
Female Olive ridley turtle (Lepidochelys olivacea) coming ashore to nest.  Playa Escobilla Sanctuary, Oaxaca, Mexico. Pacific Ocean.
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Tui De Roy / Female Olive ridley turtle (Lepidochelys olivacea) coming ashore to nest. Playa Escobilla Sanctuary, Oaxaca, Mexico. Pacific Ocean.
Female Olive ridley turtle (Lepidochelys olivacea) coming ashore to nest.  Playa Escobilla Sanctuary, Oaxaca, Mexico. Pacific Ocean.
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Tui De Roy / Female Olive ridley turtle (Lepidochelys olivacea) coming ashore to nest. Playa Escobilla Sanctuary, Oaxaca, Mexico. Pacific Ocean.
Last female Olive ridley turtle (Lepidochelys olivacea) departing beach after nesting at end of massive arribada.  Playa Escobilla Sanctuary, Oaxaca, Mexico. Pacific Ocean.
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Tui De Roy / Last female Olive ridley turtle (Lepidochelys olivacea) departing beach after nesting at end of massive arribada. Playa Escobilla Sanctuary, Oaxaca, Mexico. Pacific Ocean.
Female Olive ridley turtles (Lepidochelys olivacea) coming ashore to nest at sunset.  Playa Escobilla Sanctuary, Oaxaca, Mexico. Pacific Ocean.
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Tui De Roy / Female Olive ridley turtles (Lepidochelys olivacea) coming ashore to nest at sunset. Playa Escobilla Sanctuary, Oaxaca, Mexico. Pacific Ocean.
Female Olive ridley turtles (Lepidochelys olivacea) coming ashore to nest in moonlight.  Playa Escobilla Sanctuary, Oaxaca, Mexico. Pacific Ocean.
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Tui De Roy / Female Olive ridley turtles (Lepidochelys olivacea) coming ashore to nest in moonlight. Playa Escobilla Sanctuary, Oaxaca, Mexico. Pacific Ocean.