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Winners of the 2019 Underwater Photographer of the Year Contest

The Atlantic Logo By Alan Taylor of The Atlantic | Slide 1 of 24: Caretta Caretta Turtle: Winner, Marine Conservation and "Marine Conservation Photographer of the Year 2019". Loggerhead turtles (Caretta caretta) spend much of their life in the open ocean. They come to the Canary Island after crossing the Atlantic Ocean from Caribbean beaches. In this trip of many years they often have to avoid many dangerous traps like plastics, ropes, fishing nets etc. In this particular case this one got trapped in a net and it was practically impossible to escape... but this day it was very lucky, and thanks to the help of two underwater photographers who were sailing near her, was able to escape.

Caretta Caretta Turtle: Winner, Marine Conservation and "Marine Conservation Photographer of the Year 2019". Loggerhead turtles (Caretta caretta) spend much of their life in the open ocean. They come to the Canary Island after crossing the Atlantic Ocean from Caribbean beaches. In this trip of many years they often have to avoid many dangerous traps like plastics, ropes, fishing nets etc. In this particular case this one got trapped in a net and it was practically impossible to escape... but this day it was very lucky, and thanks to the help of two underwater photographers who were sailing near her, was able to escape.
© Eduardo Acevedo / UPY2019

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