Turtles

Witnessing the nesting and hatching of a rare animal that may live for 200 years is a unique Queensland natural encounter you won’t soon forget.
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Taking a breather on the Great Barrier Reef. Photo by Chriz | Photography

Taking a breather on the Great Barrier Reef. Photo by Chriz | Photography

Who's getting ready for a turtley awesome summer? #turtletown #thisisqueensland

Who's getting ready for a turtley awesome summer? #turtletown #thisisqueensland

A turtle mumma laying her eggs at Mon Repos. Photo by Reichlyn Photography

A turtle mumma laying her eggs at Mon Repos. Photo by Reichlyn Photography

Sandy much? Photo by Chriz | Photography

Sandy much? Photo by Chriz | Photography

Sea Turtle on the shores of Green Island  Image by @elisaparkranger and @maximecoquard http://blog.queensland.com/2014/10/17/instagram-rock-stars-around-world-visit-queensland/ #thisisqueensland

Sea Turtle on the shores of Green Island Image by @elisaparkranger and @maximecoquard http://blog.queensland.com/2014/10/17/instagram-rock-stars-around-world-visit-queensland/ #thisisqueensland

@theblondenomads takes the ultimate turtle selfie on @heronisland in the @southerngreatbarrierreef. #thisisqueensland #visitgladstone

@theblondenomads takes the ultimate turtle selfie on @heronisland in the @southerngreatbarrierreef. #thisisqueensland #visitgladstone


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Lady Elliot Island in Queensland offers excellent viewing of turtle hatchlings making their journey to the sea. (Tourism Qld)

Lady Elliot Island in Queensland offers excellent viewing of turtle hatchlings making their journey to the sea. (Tourism Qld)

Green turtle heading for the ocean #bundaberg #worldturtleday #weloveturtles

Green turtle heading for the ocean #bundaberg #worldturtleday #weloveturtles

This chilled-out baby #turtle riding the EAC. Click the image for more #Animals with Attitude #QLDBlog

This chilled-out baby #turtle riding the EAC. Click the image for more #Animals with Attitude #QLDBlog

A Mon Repos sunrise. Photo by Photography by Jewelszee

A Mon Repos sunrise. Photo by Photography by Jewelszee

With six of the world’s seven turtle species calling the Great Barrier Reef home, it’s not hard to run into one! Slow and awkward on land, turtles show nothing but grace and speed in the water and though they hunt alone, instinct will drive them together each year for mating in the shallows and nesting on the shore. When you swim with one underwater for the first time and it looks you in the eye you can't help but crack a smile.

With six of the world’s seven turtle species calling the Great Barrier Reef home, it’s not hard to run into one! Slow and awkward on land, turtles show nothing but grace and speed in the water and though they hunt alone, instinct will drive them together each year for mating in the shallows and nesting on the shore. When you swim with one underwater for the first time and it looks you in the eye you can't help but crack a smile.

Turtle tracks into the sunrise at Mon Repos. Photo by Stephen Waller Photography - Images from Australia

Turtle tracks into the sunrise at Mon Repos. Photo by Stephen Waller Photography - Images from Australia

Elliott Heads, Bundaberg Photo by Stephen Waller Photography

Elliott Heads, Bundaberg Photo by Stephen Waller Photography

Love this turtle  Photo by Port Pirie, South Australia, Australia on Lady Elliot Island.

Love this turtle Photo by Port Pirie, South Australia, Australia on Lady Elliot Island.

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