The ‘arribada’ or arrival of thousands of olive ridley sea turtles for mass nesting on some beaches of Orissa is one of nature’s amazing spectacles. Yet thousands of these gentle reptiles die every year due to callous fishing practices and human apathy. Through unique photographs, ridley facts, and a narrative born out of firsthand experience, award-winning wildlife film-maker Shekar Dattatri makes an impassioned plea to keep the beaches safe and free for the olive ridley. The book is available in Oriya: ISBN - 978-81-8146-176-6. Please contact us for copies.
"...an album of the celebration of turtle birth and life. Some truly amazing photos make this book a collector's edition. Since most of the turtle's journey is told through pictures even the very young can enjoy the book."
-May 2007, The Hindu
"Engaging and informative, the book is filled with amazing photographs which capture both the intriguing life history of the turtle, and also the threats encountered over their long life. One is left feeling determined to help protect this remarkable creature
-Down to Earth, January 2007