April 4, 2014

Green Sea Turtle, Mexico

Photograph by Luis Javier Sandoval, VWPics/Redux

A green sea turtle (Chelonia mydas) swims over a shallow sea grass bed in Akumal, Mexico. Green sea turtles are one of the few species so ancient that they watched the dinosaurs evolve and become extinct.

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