Nature is so cool. Turtles lay eggs on the same beaches they were born on. They swim hundreds, sometimes thousands, of miles away, then return to the same tiny island to lay their eggs.
Tavarua happens to be one of the more popular islands for turtles. To ensure the babies have the best chance of surviving the birds, violent shorebreak, and other predators, we gather the little turtles up, put them in our T-shirts or a bucket with water, and swim them out past the surf where they swim free.
Photo: Scott Winer