In an increasingly polluted world some of the creatures on the front line of danger are these guys – turtles.
They really are survivors against the odds. On Cape York not only are the hatchlings in danger of being eaten by feral dogs, wild pigs, sea birds, fish and crocodiles, they then have to contend with man-made rubbish such as plastic (which they can mistake for their natural food – jellyfish), which even finds its way to remote beaches and waters in the middle of nowhere.
It was a wonderful experience to see this little guys scramble his way up and over what seemed to him to be insurmountable mountains. Little flippers paddling like crazy as he left a cute little trail behind himself before eventually hitting the water and discovering his true habitat.