A green sea turtle returns to the sandy beach of Ogasawara island on a full moon to lay eggs. Sea turtles return to the beaches where they were born to lay eggs. The ideal environment for laying eggs include easy access to the ocean, sandy beach, and a predator-safe environment.
Underwater: manta rays, the most graceful swimmer in the Okinawa oceans
Drone shot: autumn at Onuma Quasi-National Park in Hokkaido
Amazing rocket launch moments in Japan
Festivals in Japan: Aomori Nebuta Festival
Underwater: northern sea lions flock to a tiny island