A Towering Turtle of Discarded Industrial Junk Welded By Ono Gaf

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Indonesian artist Ono Gaf works primarily with metallic junk reclaimed from a trash heap to create his animalistic sculptures. His most recent piece is this giant turtle containing hundreds of individual metal components like car parts, tools, bike parts, instruments, springs, and tractor rotors. Continue reading »

An Artist’s Rendition Of A Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle Sneaker


Footwear design has come a long way in recent years with lightweight designs, innovative fabrics, and builds that balance comfort with agility. In an exercise in design, artists Hussain Almossawi and Quintin Williams reveal their sneaker concept that fits the Ninja Turtles, with space for their two large fingers, breathable perforation, and an ergonomic shape. The look is finished with a ribbon that draws its influence from those worn around their eyes. Continue reading »

Man Pays $50 For A Sea Turtle At The Market, Releases It Back Into The Sea


Two sea turtles have been saved from a not-so-great fate in Papua New Guinea after a man and his co-worker bought them from a local food market and released them back into the sea. Continue reading »

Rescued Leatherback Turtle Released Back To The Ocean

Biologists Jenna Cormany (L) and Lauryn Wright of the South Carolina Department of Natural Resources help to release a leatherback turtle in Isle of Palms, South Carolina March 12, 2015. The 475-pound turtle was the first living leatherback turtle to be recovered in South Carolina and one of only a handful ever treated at rehabilitation facilities in the United States. It was found March 7 on the beach on Yawkey-South Island Reserve, a 3.5-mile-long (5.6-km-long) barrier island and wildlife preserve near Georgetown, South Carolina. (Photo by Randall Hill/Reuters)
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Olive Ridley Turtle-hatching Season

Cameramen and volunteers surround an Olive Ridley turtle (Lepidochelys olivacea) as she lays eggs on a beach in Tomatlan November 15, 2013. Twenty years ago, Mexico’s government implemented ecological plans to protect the sea turtles from being hunted for their leather and meat and established conservation areas and a pay system for local residents to protect turtle nests. Millions of baby turtles hatch on the shores in November and December, according to an environmental group. It is estimated that in 2012, there were 20 million newborns. Hatching season is still underway, but officials say they expect there will be even more turtles born this year. (Photo by Alejandro Acosta/Reuters) Continue reading »

Tiger and Turtle

‘Tiger and Turtle,’ which looks like a roller coaster, is illuminated in Duisburg, Germany. The sculpture was designed by Heike Mutter und Ulrich Genth. Creators of the two million euro project say ‘The roller coaster stands for acceleration and high speed of a tiger but the visitor has to explore it step by step like a turtle.’ 40 visitors at a time can enjoy the views from 85 meters over the Ruhr region via 249 steps, but the loops are inaccessible. (Frank Augstein/Associated Press) Continue reading »