Turtle hatching by Arghya Adhikary (3 images)

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This sea turtle's battle to hatch from it's egg before an hour long trek to the ocean has been captured on camera.

Car Engineer, Arghya Adhikary, 34, photographed the precious scene on the Rushikulya Beach in Odisha, India.

Mr Adhikary explains, "As soon as the hatchling is born it heads straight for the water."

The threatened species of the Olive Ridley Sea Turtle has a life span of 50 years and can be found in warm and tropical waters.
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