Sea Turtle -- Gliding Through 'The Right Blue'

Wordless Wednesday
Watery Wednesday

What: Young Green Sea Turtle (Chelonia mydas)

Where: I took this photo in the open ocean, off the Kohala Coast of Hawaii's Big Island.


Green Sea Turtle (Chelonia mydas)

39 comments:

  1. Now that is one priceless shot! So beautiful!

    My share is posted here, please have a look if you have time.

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  2. I think turtles appear so docile.
    This is a great shot.

    Congrats on the numbers in the post below - you have a really distinct blog.

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  3. I know I say this a lot but you really do take the best underwater shots. I love this. :-)

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  4. Fantastic shot, guys. As usual, of course.

    I would like to wish you -and your families- a very happy 2009!

    And happy WW today!

    My post...

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  5. the turtle looks so graceful...what a perfect shot!

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  6. Outstanding shot, I love it.

    Cheers and Happy New Year!
    Regina In Pictures

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  7. Happy New Year!

    The turtle looks so peaceful against simplicity of the water - gliding though the right blue indeed!

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  8. Excellent photo of the sea turtle. It must have been fun to swim with them. I was lucky to see some sea turtles on the Big Island and even nesting on Tern Island in French Frigate Shoals.

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  9. Simple yet so beautiful. A wonderful picture.

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  10. That's beautiful -- looks like it is taking its time :)

    Happy New Year to you too, Bobbie. Hope your 2009 will be happier and more prosperous!

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  11. I'd brave another attempt at scuba if i thought I would see something like that.

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  12. Gorgeous! We were able to swim with a turtle off the coast of Mau'i. What an incredible experience. We also swam with a wild pod of spinner dolphins. Now that was truly amazing...
    ~~~Blessings~~~

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  13. Nice one for wordless... Mine's up too hope you can drop by... Happy WW!

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  14. What a beautiful action shot! Delightful sense of floating freely!

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  15. I love sea turtles. I got one the worst sunburns of my life watching sea turtles surface off the jetties on Mustang Island in South Texas. It was hypnotic they were coming up every 8 minutes or so in the same spot every time. There were several individuals so it was quite a show. I lost track of time and ended up roasted! I bet they are amazing underwater.

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  16. The turtle seems so much at peace all by itself.

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  17. Lovely! I always look forward to your WW shots.

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  18. This is ready for National Geographic! A+

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  19. hey, I missed you all the last couple of weeks. Glad to get my
    'blue' fix back in.
    Happy New Year & WW!

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  20. Awesome..., what an experience that must be!

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  21. This is beautiful. I painted a picture of a sea turtle. You picture reminds me of my painting.

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  22. I love your blog it's all blue,they are so unique..

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  23. Great photo. Did you take this yourself, or find it somewhere?? It's beautiful either way.

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  24. Is that color blue the 'right blue'? Either way it's absolutely gorgeous.

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  25. Beautiful, such a clear shot of him too. Love it.

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  26. This photo qualifies for Front Page on National Geographic.

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  27. What a cool shot...it reminds me of Finding Nemo:) Happy WW and New Year my friend. Thanks for dropping by:)

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  28. Beautiful. Every time I look at one of your shots, I always think how amazing they all are.

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  29. Hi all - Thanks very much for visiting and giving us your feedback, which we always appreciate.

    @ Carletta -- Thanks for the compliments.

    @ Natural Moments -- Yes, it is always a treat to share the ocean with sea turtles. They are among our favorite marine animals.

    @ Pamela -- If you take another try at scuba diving and do it here on the Big Island, I can tell you a few spots where you would almost be guaranteed to see a sea turtle.

    @ Gracie - Good for you! We have resident spinner dolphins on our coast, too. They really are wonderful.

    @ Shannon -- I have to say, observing sea turtles underwater bears MUCH less risk of sunburn than what you described!

    @ Connie -- I would love to see that painting!

    @ Alice -- Of course I took the photo myself! Virtually all the photos on The Right Blue are my original work. (The ones that are not are clearly marked.)

    @ Chris (A Free Man) -- The background actually is pretty close to the 'right blue' -- maybe a tad more sunlight filtering down to be precisely THE right blue... ;-)

    ..and to those of you who mentioned National Geographic, if you would like to be my agent, let me know. :-D


    Happy New Year to all of you! Hope 2009 turns out well for you.

    Bobbie

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  30. I'm reading a book about sea turtles right now. Last night's section briefly discussed the elongated "hand" bones of the Green Turtle's front flippers. So this was a timely post to wake up to!

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  31. This is so beautiful! it reminds me a lot of the NEMO movie that boys watch everyday. The clear deep blue water is amazing! nice beautiful shot!
    thanks for visiting my site and leaving a nice comments on my blog. Hope you have a wonderful day!

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  32. @ Lavender - Glad to oblige. Perhaps you were 'transmitting' something, because I almost chose a different photo to post -- not a sea turtle.

    @ The Yothers - Thank you, and welcome to The Right Blue.

    Bobbie

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  33. What a wonderful shot of an amazing creature!! Thanks for posting!

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