Get you know what out of bed at 4:30 AM to be at the Grotto by 5AM. Dive for an hour plus and then head out for an early morning photo shoot wherever the light looks good. Then post photos on blog.
After a very uneventful dive - no turtles or anything else of note, I was off to find a location to shoot landscapes. I was prepared to come home and post some of those photos when this little guy showed up!
He (or she) and about a hundred of his friends. So now I can't post those location pictures but I can say I have witnessed my first live turtle hatching! Nothing else matters today, tomorrow or for at least the rest of the week for that matter! - you get what I mean. What an amazing thing to see. When we realized what was happening I set out with the camera trying franticly to get close up shots of these little guys. When it was all over I couldn't believe how fast it all happened and in the end how few quality shots I got. If they don't get hung up on anything these guys can really move, not much time to set up a shot that's for sure. Even when they hit the water all you see for a few moments is tiny heads randomly popping to the surface for a quick breath and then just like that it's over! I was not prepared for the speed of the event!
Here's a video Angelo did of the hatching he witnessed!