This baby turtle’s desperate scramble to make it from land into the sea before succumbing to dehydration is almost heartbreaking.
Posted by the Nature Conservation Foundation, the video above shows the arduous and dangerous journey baby turtles make to reach the sea. They must negotiate rocky terrain, while predators both in the air and beneath the rocks.
Female turtles are known to swim up to the shore and lay over a 100 eggs in the sand before returning to the sea. Once the eggs hatch, the babies are left to fend for themselves against all kinds of predators as they crawl back to the ocean. This journey is quite literally their first one, and it’s not always that there’s another.