Stranded in the kings pond

Category: Outdoor Scenes

 

Photo and caption by ronen hartfeld

Walking to Wainanalii Pond one early morning I ran into this majestic creature in distress.Stuck behind lava rocks in low tide with it's head and shell drying I had to act quick. Knowing that human touch may cause potential harm by removing essential biofilms that help keep infection out I decided to remove the obstructing lava rocks rather than try and lift the vulnerable creature. I moved the rocks and began splashing water to wake the poor turtle. Within a few minutes the green turtle was revived and on it's way to deep water.

Location: Wainanalii Pond, Kiholo bay, Hawaii

 

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