Turtles are majestic creatures. This one spotted by tourists on the beach is the largest sea turtle in the world.
This leatherback turtle emerged from the water and resting in the sand, only to return to the sea.
These turtles are the largest of all species, and it is a rare sight to find them resting on the shore. Their uniqueness lies in their tear-shaped body and a pair of large fins. Because of these, they can easily navigate the waters and adapt to currents. The front fins of leatherback sea turtles can grow to 8.9 feet taller than any other sea turtle, but this is not their only characteristic.
The most obvious difference is that they lack bones and a carapace, but their skin is very thick and resembles leather, hence their name. Leatherback turtles are typically dark grey or black with a few white spots. It’s breathtaking! Check out this video of a leatherback turtle spotted on the beach.