Shell Beach


We came here to Shell Beach (Almond Beach) to see the turtles nest and we saw 5. One had been recently killed by a Jaguar. We saw the shadow of the Jaguar that night!

Shell Beach, a relatively remote stretch of 90 mile long beach, is located in the Northwestern Region of Guyana, South America. It is the only place is Guyana where four of the world’s seven endangered species of marine turtles, leatherback (Dermochelys coriacea), green (Chelonia mydas), hawksbill (Eretmochelys imbricata) and olive ridley (Lepidochelys olivacea), come to lay their eggs. These massive reptiles usually arrive under the cover of darkness from March to August every year (source: CREE website).

 Dusk at Almond Beach

 Leatherback

 Leatherback laying eggs



 Green sea turtle hatchling.

 Pretty isolated and a great view

 Vultures hanging out hoping to get a piece of leatherback killed the previous night by a Jaguar

 A leatherback ventures out at dusk

Makes a fairly quick exit back to the safety of the Ocean.

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