The perils of paradise for a sea turtle hatchling by Hannah Mitchell (12 images)

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A baby turtle's perilous first moments are captured as it takes to the sea for the first time. The photos show the dangers young green sea hatchlings face in the water, with a frenzy of gulls looking for an easy meal circling overhead as they swim just under the surface.

Predators such as sharks, birds, and pollution mean that approximately only one out of every 1000 turtles that hatch make it to adulthood, with some not even reaching open ocean. Amateur photographer Hannah...
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