Leatherback Turtles

Kenya
Slow shutter speed - movement of a turtle ghost - about to leave this planet.
Michigan,
United States
It's showing water pollution and how it is injuring the turtle (animals) in the area.
It looks cool.
Hawaii,
United States
I <3 Turtles!
Texas,
United States
We have been hearing about the endangered sea turtles for so long. People should realize by now how few there are how few there would be if the volunteers did not take the time to protect the eggs. Humanity needs to act now!!
South Korea
The turtle is affected by both land and sea, and they are amzing creatures we must save.
Connecticut,
United States
This one is good because leatherback sea turtles are going extinct. Their world is vanishing.
Maryland,
United States
The manates loosk sad. Their gloomy life is as a result of our careless actions.
Illinois,
United States
The image best represents the vanishing world because it really shows the meaning of what can vanish from this world for this haunting image of the leather-back turtle shows some of itself fading showing the danger of loosing this precious animal.
Virginia,
United States
Because of the deterioration of our beaches
Connecticut,
United States
The leatherback turtle looks like the ocean
Virginia,
United States
Well oil spills will kill some animals if we don't help.
Australia
Turtles are becoming more extinct.
I find endangered animal
Colorado,
United States
We need to respect the natural instincts of animals, i.e. turtle births.
New York,
United States
Turtles are one of the few species that were around with the dinosaurs.
Pennsylvania,
United States
The turtle is endangered on both land and sea.
Virginia,
United States
I find endangered animals very interesting. Maybe you could have alive samples.
District Of Columbia,
United States
I never knew the Leatherback turtle existed before seeing this photograph so I definitely do not want them to vanish!
North Carolina,
United States
Sea turtles are one of the most endangered species on the planet. Each of their seven species are categorized as at least threatened. These gorgeous, graceful creatures face the daily hardships of depleting feeding grounds, threats of being captured on accident by a net or hook, and being poached for their meat, eggs, or beautiful shells. During nesting season their struggle increases. They compete with beach development, and the environmentally uneducated, for a safe place to dig their nests and lay eggs. In regards to nesting, they are also fighting rising global temperatures in that the sex of the sea turtle is determined by temperature as the eggs are developing in the sand. For a creature that has been here since the dinosaurs, it is a shame their greatest challenges have come in the past couple hundred years. Even worse, we are the root cause of many of the hardships they face. While conservation and rehabilitation efforts have thankfully grown, there is still much work to be done to keep this species from vanishing. The sea turtle is not alone in its fight. Many other creatures, both marine and land dwelling, are facing depleting food sources and loss of habitat at our hands, as well as the horror of poaching. In this world that is eroding before our eyes, it is our responsibility to stand up and protect those who do not have a voice - to bring these threatened and endangered creatures back from the brink of extinction. We must turn this "vanishing world" back to a prosperous world. This has to be done not only for the education and enjoyment of future generations, but for the health of planet NOW. Brooke Martin, Greensboro, NC

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