This is a photo heavy post but it was an amazing experience so I’m going to share a bunch of them. Click on the photos to see them full size and then use your browser’s back button to return to the post.

When we were on vacation in Mexico we happened to be lucky enough to participate in releasing baby sea turtles on the beach to make their way to the water.

and they’re off . . .

The beach at the hotel where we stayed is a nesting ground for the endangered Olive Ridley Sea Turtle. They collect and protect the eggs until they hatch and then allow the hotel guests to release them to make their way to the ocean.

We were able to do this twice while we where there.

I was amazed at the strong instincts that allowed these little creatures to hit the beach and head straight for the water.

We all stayed out of their way and cheered them on. When the waves came in and tumbled them back up the beach they’d get themselved reoriented and head straight back for the water.

Both evenings everyone stayed and cheered them on until the very last baby turtle made it to the water.

The Hubster named this one Tomás the Turtle

It was truly an amazing experience and I was thrilled to be a part of it.