Open Editions: Maui - Lyle Krannichfeld
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This is a critically endangered Hawksbill Sea Turtle who just reached the wet sand and is about to enter the ocean for the very first time. It didn't really hit me until I was on the way home how special the opportunity was to witness it (and photograph it).

There are less than 150 nesting female Hawksbills in ALL the Hawaiian islands. They nest every four years and only about 1 in 1,000 will survive to maturity. Best of luck, little buddy!