Hannah Le Leu, A Turtle Hatchlings' Journey (Animal & Nature 2021)

The beginning moments of a turtle hatchling's life are extraordinarily eventful; from the first ever swim in the crashing waves, to evading a myriad of predators and beginning the hopeful journey into the vast ocean. This collection of images not only highlights the exquisite beauty and serenity of nature, but also the treacherous challenges hatchlings face with the odds stacked against them.

Images have been resized for web display, which may cause some loss of image quality. Note: Original high-resolution images are used for judging.