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'Witnessing Majesty' With Dopey, Lovesick Sea Turtles (PHOTOS)

10/10/2013 10:22 pm ET

David Sedaris once wrote in The New Yorker about his encounter with a gigantic sea turtle in Maui:

As gentle as a cow she was, and with a cow's dopey, almost lovesick expression on her face. That, to me, was worth the entire trip, worth my entire life, practically. For to witness majesty, to find yourself literally touched by it -- isn't that what we've all been waiting for?

It is. And to satisfy the itch for it, we (unapologetically) present to you our ode to dopey, lovesick sea turtles:

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Did you know that five out of seven species of sea turtle are endangered? Learn more from the World Wildlife Fund.

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