Love Triangle – Sea Turtle Painting
Love Triangle depicts three sea turtles enjoying a caribbean reef. This sea turtle art is one of my first paintings made available in limited edition quantities and holds a special place in my heart as it started my endeavor into creating ocean inspired fine art.
This product measures 24″ x 36″.
This limited edition giclée print is signed and numbered by Christopher Smart.
Sea Turtle Quick Facts:
Sea turtles spend most of their lives in the water, where not much information can be gathered on their behavior. Most of what is known about sea turtle behavior is obtained by observing hatchlings and females that leave the water to lay eggs. Sea turtles, like salmon, will return to the same nesting grounds at which they were born. When females come to the shore they dig out a nest in the ground with their back flippers, bury their clutch of eggs and return to the ocean. After hatching, the young may take as long as a week to dig themselves out of the nest. They emerge at night, move toward the ocean and remain there, solitary, until it is time to mate.
Sea turtles are found in all warm and temperate waters throughout the world and migrate hundreds of miles between nesting and feeding grounds. Most sea turtles undergo long migrations, some as far as 1400 miles, between their feeding grounds and the beaches where they nest.
It is difficult to find population numbers for sea turtles because male and juvenile sea turtles do not return to shore once they hatch and reach the ocean, which makes it hard to keep track of them.