This image is not available for purchase in your country.

Leatherback turtle

Leatherback turtle


Rights Managed

This image is not available for purchase in your country.

Please contact your Account Manager if you have any query.




Leatherback turtle. Local rangers, a researcher and tourists watching a leatherback turtle (Dermochelys coriacea) nesting on a beach. The turtle is a wholly aquatic reptile, with the females only coming ashore to lay their eggs every 2-3 years. About 80 eggs are laid in a pit dug in the sand with the turtle's flippers. The eggs hatch about 2 months later. Leatherback turtles are the largest in the world, reaching over 2 metres in length and weighing over 450 kilograms. They are found in tropical to temperate waters in the Atlantic, Pacific and Indian Oceans. The loss of nesting beaches, due to development, and the effects of hunting and pollution have endangered the leatherback turtle. Photographed in Kamiali, Lababia, Morobe Province, Papua New Guinea.

Release details

Model release not available. Property release not required.

 {{ i.shot_duration ? i.shot_duration + ' ' : '' }}{{ i.shot_uhd ? '4K ' : i.hires ? 'HD ' : '' }}{{ i.spl_number }} R{{ i.license }}

  • Add to board
  • Similar {{ mediaType(i) }}