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Nile turtle in the Dalyan River (video 1:29, travel, journal)

Nile turtle in the Dalyan River (video 1:29, travel, journal)

This Nile Turtle arrived for breakfast every morning at the Longhouse Inn Hotel by the riverside in Dalyan. It was fed on any leftover eggs (scrambled and boiled). Some establishments on the riverside lure the species with chicken skin in order to attract more customers, a practice which is in fact harmful to this secretive turtle which is unable to digest this food alien to its natural diet. I would imagine eggs aren't great for it to be eating every day either…

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Tree-felling in Istanbul (video 4:26)

Tree-felling in Istanbul (video 4:26)

One morning while vacationing in Istanbul, I heard a chainsaw in the street. I tried to ignore it but it was a really intrusive noise and I wondered what was taking such a hammering. Curiosity got the better of me and I looked out of the window and was shocked to see a man cutting down the large Acacia tree (I think), in the yard of the house opposite…

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A boat propellor stirs up the seabed (video)

In June 2013, we took a day-boat to Sedir Island, also known as Cleopatra Island. After some time exploring the island, the boat readied for the journey back. As it turned in the water, it's propellor churned up the shallow, sandy seabed. 

Cleopatra Island is a small island in the Gulf of Gökova in the southwestern Aegean Sea off the coast of Ula, Turkey. According to legend, Anthony and Cleopatra swam here and the sands were brought by ships from North Africa. It has been said that this type of sand can only be found in Egypt.

Music: With Our Own Atmosphere, Chris Keogh

A visit to Turkey (photos)

June 2013 - another visit to Turkey to see friends in Istanbul and then to spend some time on the lovely south coast soaking in the rays, swimming in the warm, blue sea and taking some photographs.

Here's a very small selection of the photos from the trip, and you can see the full set of 75 photos, which I've just finished uploading, on Flickr. I've really tried to be discerning and selective about the photos I chose, so have managed to pare the set right down from over 500, for a change. Hopefully, it's a sign of my improvement as a photographer.