On the shores of Oaxaca, Mexico thousands the sea turtles appear for their annual nesting season called 'arribada', or arrival. Masses of endangered Olive Ridley Sea Turtles swarm the beaches to lay their fertilized eggs in nests they dig in the sandy beach. Each turtle will lay 80 to 100 round soft-shell eggs in a shallow nest before heading back to the ocean. These eggs are a prime nutritious target for local birds such as vultures and tropic birds.
Tui De Roy takes to the beach to watch the spectacle from arrival of the females, laying of eggs and the eventual hatching of the lucky ones. She also shares images of volunteers from the NGO Camapmento Tortuguero who collect a portion of these eggs to hatch them in captivity then release the hatchlings into to ocean to give them a fighting chance.