Leatherback turtle

Leatherback turtle

Z752/0024 Rights Managed

Request low-res file

530 pixels on longest edge, unwatermarked

Request/Download high-res file

Uncompressed file size: 29.2MB

Downloadable file size: 3.5MB

Price image Pricing

Please login to use the price calculator


Caption: Leatherback turtle. Female leatherback turtle (Dermochelys coriacea) digging her nest hole on a beach. She is digging with her flippers, before laying about 80 eggs. About 2 months later the eggs will hatch, the young digging their way out of the sand and crawling to the sea. Female leatherback turtles return to a sandy nesting beach to lay their eggs every 2-3 years. Leatherback turtles are the largest turtles in the world. They are found in tropical to temperate waters in the Atlantic, Pacific and Indian Oceans, as well as the Mediterranean Sea. Jellyfish are their main prey. Photographed in French Guiana.

Release details: Model release not required. Property release not required.

Keywords: animal, beach, dermochelys coriacea, french guiana, leatherback, leatherback sea turtle, leatherback turtle, nature, nest, on beach, reptile, reptilia, sea turtle, turtle, wildlife, zoology

Licence fees: A licence fee will be charged for any media (low or high resolution) used in your project.