The Kemp's Ridley sea turtle is an endangered species that selects the southern portion of the Texas Gulf coast for its nesting. Sea Turtle Inc. is a non-profit sea turtle rescue center located on South Padre Island, Texas. It is because of their generous work that the Kemp's Ridley has seen a significant increase in its numbers. These images were taken during the Spring of 2011 during the nesting season.
Please visit Sea Turtle Inc. for more information.