Monday, July 20, 2009

Leatherback Baby

I photographed this baby leatherback turtle while visiting the Turtle Hospital in Marathon, Florida during our trip to Key West. I really enjoyed the time spent with my beloved and the camping was wonderful too!
Our tour guide was the director as well (I must confess, I can't remember his name). This baby was sucked up into the intake for a power plant and was rescued uninjured. He will spend enough time to grow up at the hospital and then will be released into the wild. It was wonderful to see the interaction between man and animal, he obviously loves these creatures and judging by the way they follow their handlers around the tanks, the feeling is mutual.
This painting is an 8 x 10 oil on Linen. SOLD

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