The Leatherback Turtle is an iconic symbol of how a species continues fighting to ensure it's survival. It comes back year after year to lay it's eggs even though there are so many predators which hunt it.
after 232 million years of survival, it will be the worst side of humanity that will see the destruction of such a noble species
The vanishing form of the Leatherback turtle shows quite literally the risk faced by critically endangered animals: no longer thriving, living, existing. To vanish like a blurred shape in a photograph is the possible and heartbreaking fate of these beautiful creatures and of a natural world that had thrived until the overuse and exploitation of resources, land and a changing climate begin to take their toll.
I think this is an image of a vanishing world because sea turtles of all types are endangered or threatened, both at sea and on land. Oil spills threaten and endanger their environment. Construction of houses and other things threaten and endanger the beaches where the females lay their eggs.
This image shows that the leatherback turtles are drifting away into the ocean and disappearing. The transparency that casts over the turtles back and the lighting shows an emotion that is very morbid. It also reflects how the turtles are endagered because of the whispy clouds in the sky and the water on the sand receding, is very figuritive, as to how it is taking the turtles away.
It's beautiful because it shows how some species are du=ying out and that we need to save them. Mary; Age 12
Because the species is in danger of extinction
fragile coastlines covered in development, oil spills, fishing nets and hungry people are working against this lonely peaceful species survival.
There are only a few thousand remaining and poachers take as many as they can. The leatherback turtle will certainly become extinct if we do not protect them.
Because they are critically endangered...and I have an affinity for sea turtles, having swam among them in Hawaii.
Turtles are increasingly threatened, this image of a female coming ashore creates an image of hope
“Leatherbacks are the oldest, deepest-diving and widest-ranging of all sea turtle species,” Skerry says. “Their lineage dates back more then 100 million years—they’re older than dinosaurs, yet today they are also endangered.”
Other pictures are great too but this one is exeptional. The partly transparent turtle shows the fading of the race. A great idea for transporting a message without losing the beauty in exchange for a schock.
The turtle is actually half-vanished in the photo.
It reminds me of the sea turles that come ashore to lay their eggs in the Gulf of Mexico beaches along ALabama. So many volunteers try to protect the nests from human interruptions...they are so beautiful.
It's very important to our habitat due to invasive jellyfish species.
Leatherback turtles are under-appreciated and such an important part of oceanic biodiversity. They're not the most physically appealing, which is why we need to bring them to the public's attention and explain why they are so endangered.
Sea turtles have been around for hundreds of thousands of years- yet we have managed to make the Leatherback almost extinct in the Pacific Ocean in 50 years......
Leather backs are greatly endangers really portray why envirenvironment's important
good symbolism with a lone turtle on a beach in the dark