A Turtle’s Terror in Hawaii


May 10, 2018

Isabel North


How the Photo was Taken

The equipment used to capture this image was a DSLR (Cannon Rebel T1i). I altered this image in adobe photoshop by adding a saturation of 20, and a contrast of 20. No filters were used.


Photo Location

This photo was taken at the "Black Sand Beach" near a small tide pool on the Big Island of Hawaii. The exact time the image was captured was 4:00 pm on March 16th, 2017. I chose this photo because of the amount of emotion this image displays. Many photographs of animals are unique, but this image can relate to the human life. What I mean by this, is that when a sea turtle is flipped onto its back, it is likely that it will not be able to flip back over, causing it to die. The terror and panic that the turtle feels in this moment, is very similar to the panic or terror we feel at various times in our lives. In this scenario, the turtle survived and flipped itself back over and managed to escape. When a viewer sees this image, the story I want them to see is the panic and anxiety that the turtle faced. If the viewer sees this story, they will form an attachment to the image because they can relate this to their own life.


About the Author

Isabel North

I am a young photographer from Minnesota. I aspire to become a professional travel photographer.

Website : www.inorthphotography.com



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