The mangroves are an ideal sheltering place for a turtle wanting a bit of rest and there may be some tasty treats thinking they are also protected by the mangrove roots. This scene brings to mind the beauty of a balanced eco-system in nature's perfectly mingled shades of greens, browns, rusts and oranges; and dotting through the shady reflections on the waters are the light blue reflections of the sky.
The turtle most often seen in Florida waters is the green turtle but there can also be the loggerhead, kemp's ridley, leatherback and hawksbill. All are endangered by our modern world and need to be protected and conserved. Let's hope these ancient creatures will live on for many more thousands of years.
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