Leatherback hatchling footprint


In the past, human presence would have spelled doom for a Leatherback Turtle. But now, the only footprints on this beach are those of former hunters turned conservationists, who are working to wrest this species from the brink of extinction by protecting nests and guarding hatchlings on
their perilous journey to the ocean.

Queru Beach, Tetepare Island, Western Province, Solomon Islands

Nikon D200, AF Micro Nikkor 60mm f/2.8D lens, 1/160, f3.2, ISO 100

by Anthony Plummer, Victoria