March 27, 2023

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Travel Moments: Turtles Mating Spotted at Turtle Bay, Redang Island, MALAYSIA

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Travel Moments: Turtles Mating Spotted at Turtle Bay, Redang Island, MALAYSIA

This one of the moments that when it happened without me. Rachel went to Redang Island a few years back with her buddies in an all girls trip and had a great time snorkeling around Turtle Bay. Luckily, Rachel is a good swimmer and she enjoys snorkeling without a life jacket, something which I couldn’t do.

There’s always a reason a place is called Turtle Bay, obviously there’s a lot of turtles. Well, it’s not by pure luck, so far I bumped to the wild turtles on each of my trips to Turtle Bay. In fact there are also sightings of baby sharks near the beach off Redang Island Beach resort.
As amazing Redang could be, Rachel experienced a much more amazing sight. Three turtles were spotted together at once.

Two turtles were mating and the last one was chasing them. The whole “drama” lasted at least 15 to 20 minutes.

Mating session, please do not interrupt!

Can you spot the ****?

The two turtles were cuddling and kissing while the envy third tried to interrupt them. With the help of the “beach boys”, Rachel managed to capture the mating sequences on picture and video. Well, swimming and taking underwater pictures and video is not an easy task.

Check out the video captured by Rachel!

Well, that’s my wife, Rachel.

It was one of the best travel moments for Rachel. And this is one of the more reasons why Redang Island remains my favourite island getaway!

Thanks for reading!

12 thoughts on “Travel Moments: Turtles Mating Spotted at Turtle Bay, Redang Island, MALAYSIA

  1. Sheer joy to see the “dance”. Isn’t nature wonderful. Rachel is quite a photographer and the narrative so interesting too. Loved the photo of Rachel at the end.
    .-= Arlene´s last blog ..Uncle Donald’s Farm =-.

  2. Thank Arlene for the amazing comment. Please do come and visit Redang one day. It’s a paradise!

    It’s almost an annual affair to there in this few years, loved Redang!

  3. We still haven’t really got time for the diving thing yet. Something to venture soon.

  4. You got a really useful blog I have been here reading for about an hour. I am a newbie and your success is very much an inspiration for me.

  5. I was told that turtles have mistaken divers as potential mates in the past. And this can be quite dangerous as as gentle as they look, apparently they can get quite aggressive during the mating season. And it’s dangerous because when they lock you in position it’s difficult to break free.

    Not sure if you have heard otherwise!
    .-= Shaun Lee´s last blog ..Barossa Shiraz – WineActually TV Ep 10 =-.

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