Photo of the Day

April 17, 2018

Beached Mother

After laying a clutch of eggs, this mother olive ridley sea turtle pauses for a moment on the beach before continuing on to the ocean. To protect the half-million vulnerable eggs laid on this beach, volunteers were asked to stand guard. "I'll surely be one of them," writes Your Shot photographer Siddharth Khadanga. 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 Siddharth Khadanga, National Geographic Your Shot

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