Photo Contest Home
Loggerhead Seaturtle
Photographer: Jeffrey Haines
Location: Riviera Beach Florida
Story: 
Newly hatched sea turtles are born into dangerous world. They must evade a gauntlet of predators the moment they emerge from the nest, swim through the surf zone and then survive in the open ocean. Human activity has made survival for the sea turtle even harder. This photo shows how some humans are working to improve the odds for these little beings by giving them a helping hand past the dangerous surf zone to open waters.
Digital Alterations: 
Sharpening, contrast, vibrance, clarity and a small crop adjusted in Lightroom. Water spots on lens port removed in photoshop.
Camera Information: Nikon D7000 with a Tokina 10-17mm fisheye lens inside a Nauticam underwater housing with 2 Sea & Sea underwater strobes.
Special Equipment: