Turtlemania at Hikkadua

In shallow water as the beach bends south, a few hundred meters from our hotel, three giant sea turtles are part of the local scene.

According to the fellow that runs the small turtle farm about 2,5 km north of Hikkadua which I visited yesterday around noon, the three more or less tame turtles by the beach are roughly 80 years old and have been coming to the site for food for about ten years.

Dozens of tourists stood in a half circle around the turtles yesterday at sunset while I tried to capture the moment. After a few attempts with my Fuji, I managed to take a few seconds of one-handed video – and the above shot is a so-called frame grab from that unsteady footage taken with my phone.

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