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I'm going to try firing up the blog again for 2016, especially the nature/landscape side of things. It is in desperate need of a redesign so I will be working on that while shooting for KSTV. Unfortunately the slideshows on older posts have been disabled by flickr. You can find all of my work in my gallery.

Thursday, August 18, 2011

The Georgia Sea Turtle Center

We took a trip over to Jekyll Island to visit The Georgia Sea Turtle Center. I snapped this pic. of the island's entrance through the car window as we were driving. 


The center is devoted to the rehabilitation of sea turtles as well as education and research programs. It provides state-of-the art emergency care for sick and injured sea turtles. We enjoyed the hands-on exhibits and learning about the sea turtle's journey from egg to adulthood. 



Once we were finished inside, we headed out to the Rehabilitation Pavilion to view the sea turtles currently being treated at the center. The kids loved watching them swim around and reading about their history, injuries and care. This was a great educational experience for the whole family and worth the visit to see these threatened creatures in person.



This little guy's name is Captain.

Photog. tip: Flash photography is not allowed at the center and photos are a challenge. If you visit, take along a circular polarizer. It will help eliminate the glare on the water.

3 comments:

Reading Resources said...

Lovely pictures and awesome photography.

pat said...

How fun for your kids!! Love the fact that there is a sea turtle inlaid on the pavement in front of the building!

Pam of alwaysartistic said...

Looks like a fun place to visit. Beautiful photos. Love turtles!

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