As the hatchlings enter the sea, they often stop, as if orienting themselves with the sky. Photo by David Arthur.

As the hatchlings enter the sea, they often stop, as if orienting themselves with the sky. Photo by David Arthur.

The peak: It's easy to imagine Agung in its full glory before it blew its top and shattered its crown, loosing a few hundred meters of height. (Photo by David Arthur)

The peak: It's easy to imagine Agung in its full glory before it blew its top and shattered its crown, loosing a few hundred meters of height. (Photo by David Arthur)

The track of a sea turtle, coming and going, seem to lead to these rocky islands. Photo by David Arthur.

The track of a sea turtle, coming and going, seem to lead to these rocky islands. Photo by David Arthur.

A few rows of houses, bamboo fences, and three or four generations living under one roof. Photo by David Arthur.

A few rows of houses, bamboo fences, and three or four generations living under one roof. Photo by David Arthur.

Rangers stretch the measuring tape across the living carapace of a giant leatherback. Photo by David Arthur.

Rangers stretch the measuring tape across the living carapace of a giant leatherback. Photo by David Arthur.

A wild dog cleans out the shell of a green sea turtle poached and discarded, seaside. Photo by David Arthur.

A wild dog cleans out the shell of a green sea turtle poached and discarded, seaside. Photo by David Arthur.

Tired from nesting and laying, a mother green sea turtle approaches the southern ocean. Photo by David Arthur.

Tired from nesting and laying, a mother green sea turtle approaches the southern ocean. Photo by David Arthur.

Nearing dawn, a black leatherback breaches the black sands on Jamursba Medi beach. Photo by David Arthur.

Nearing dawn, a black leatherback breaches the black sands on Jamursba Medi beach. Photo by David Arthur.

Two locals ignore the sharpness of direct, afternoon sun as they gather plants and hunt. Photo by David Arthur.

Two locals ignore the sharpness of direct, afternoon sun as they gather plants and hunt. Photo by David Arthur.

In a matter of minutes, the earthquake turned Warmung residences into piles of raw material. Photo by David Arthur.

In a matter of minutes, the earthquake turned Warmung residences into piles of raw material. Photo by David Arthur.

Don't look down: Some people would recommend not looking down - except to watch the morning myst flowing over the hills below, of course. (Photo by David Arthur)

Don't look down: Some people would recommend not looking down - except to watch the morning myst flowing over the hills below, of course. (Photo by David Arthur)

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