I didn't take this photo, as we did not have an underwater camera with us, this day. I *borrowed* it from the TripAdvisor photo gallery. This particular turtle is living in Akumal Bay and this is exactly how I remember them.
|Papers and embellishments are Bo Bunny, Rub-on is Fancy Pants, Pink Paislee alpha, painted in acrylic paint, journaling printed on transparency, jute detail|
The journaling reads:
Just a short $12 taxi ride away from the resort is Akumal Bay. This public beach is home to many loggerhead sea turltes. We brought our own snorkel gear and set out to find some turtles. It took us a while to see anything, but suddenly, there as a big sea turtle, right in front of us. We were so close to it that we could see its' tongue grabbing the sea grass to chew on. We floated and watched it for quite some time. Then the turtle slowly swam up to the surface of the water, spit out a mouthful of water, took in a breath of air and then slowly swam back down to start eating again. It was amazing! We found about a dozen turtles that afternoon. Some were huge!! None of them seemed to be too concerned with us. They just went about their business eating, swimming and getting some air. What a spectacular way to spend the afternoon!
Thanks for looking!