Homeward bound farewell
Photo and caption by Jennifer Idol
Biologist Dr. Donna Shaver invests her entire being into the conservation and protection of endangered sea turtles on the coast of Texas. Here, I looked up to see her bidding farewell to one of the last hatchlings of the season. An emotional affair, these tiny turtles, about the size of an oreo cookie, have a mighty journey ahead.
Location: North Padre Island National Seashore, Texas, United States