Weekly Photo Challenge: Threshold

Turtle grottoFrom Santiago.

The turtle’s nose breaks the threshold of the water’s surface: a brief pause before he begins his dive back into his cold, quiet pool.

Santiago has many rocky pools that are the favorite haunts of sea lions, marine iguanas, sea turtles, and fishing birds.  I can’t tell what type of turtle this is, but there are several species that call the waters around the Galápagos home.  If you go snorkeling, you will probably swim with some!

The Galápagos are more famous for their tortoises, which live on land and are completely different from the aquatic sea turtles.


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