Turtles are magnificent animals. This is the world’s largest sea turtle, as seen by tourists on the beach.
After emerging from the water and resting in the sand, this leatherback turtle returned to the sea.
These turtles are the largest of all types, and seeing them relaxing on the beach is a rare sight. Their tear-shaped body and a pair of huge fins set them apart. They can readily navigate the waters and adjust to currents due to these. Leatherback sea turtles have longer front fins than any other sea turtle, but this isn’t their only distinguishing feature.
The most obvious is that they do not have bones and carapace, but the skin is very thick and looks like leather, which is the origin of their name.The leatherback turtle is usually dark grey or black with a few white spots. It’s so beautiful! Watch this video of a leatherback spotted on the beach.