Hawksbill closeup

Portrait of a Hawksbill Sea Turtle (Eretmochelys imbricata) feeding. The hawksbill's appearance is similar to that of other marine turtles: flattened body shape, carapace, and flipper-like arms, adapted for swimming in the open ocean. The key feature of the Hawkbill (for which they get their name) is its sharp, curving beak.

UICN: Critically Endangered

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Nikon D7000, Tokina 10-17mm, Ikelite housing and strobe
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Date: 21/06/2011

Location: Komodo, Indonesia

Photographer: Arturo de Frias

Hawksbill closeup

Portrait of a Hawksbill Sea Turtle (Eretmochelys imbricata) feeding. The hawksbill's appearance is similar to that of other marine turtles: flattened body shape, carapace, and flipper-like arms, adapted for swimming in the open ocean. The key feature of the Hawkbill (for which they get their name) is its sharp, curving beak.

UICN: Critically Endangered

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Nikon D7000, Tokina 10-17mm, Ikelite housing and strobe
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Date: 21/06/2011

Location: Komodo, Indonesia

Photographer: Arturo de Frias