Photo of the Day

January 26, 2018

First Day

In Papua New Guinea, a young hawksbill turtle swims beneath a wave just minutes after hatching. As though the journey to adulthood weren't hard enough, hawksbill turtles are critically endangered due to human impact. This photo was submitted to Your Shot, our photo community on Instagram. Follow us on Instagram at @natgeoyourshot or visit us at for the latest submissions and news about the community.
Photograph by Matthew Smith, National Geographic Your Shot

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