2010 - Nest #29

On July 3d, photographer Paul Christopher was on Folly Beach near 1119 East Ashley when he spotted a nesting sea turtle. He called Folly Public Safety (thank you!) and used his camera to document what he was seeing. He has very generously provided the following photos for us to post. Some are moments that are seldom seen, much less captured on film. We’re very grateful to Paul for giving us the opportunity to share these on the follyturtles website.

Photo by Paul Christopher.

Photo by Paul Christopher.

Photo by Paul Christopher.

Photo by Paul Christopher.

Photo by Paul Christopher.

Photo by Paul Christopher.

Photo by Paul Christopher.

Photo by Paul Christopher.

Photo by Paul Christopher.

Photo by Paul Christopher.

And here’s what Momma Turtle left on Folly Beach:

A pristine nest site!  Photo by Paul Christopher.

A pristine nest site! Photo by Paul Christopher.

Photo by Paul Christopher.

Tracks! Photo by Paul Christopher.

Eggs!   Photo by Paul Christopher.

Eggs! Photo by Paul Christopher.

Good work for volunteers.  Photo by Paul Christopher.

Good work for volunteers. Photo by Paul Christopher.

Hatchlings to follow!  Photo by Paul Christopher.

Hatchlings to follow! Photo by Paul Christopher.

You can enjoy more of Paul’s photos of Nest #29 on flickr. Thanks, Paul! Hope to see you again at hatching time!