How do I get traffic to this blog? (and turtles)

Very soon, I'll be posting photos here from the jobs I do in my career as a photojournalist in Hong Kong, China.

Most of the photos in the Portfolio section have been taken in the last six years. It will be great to get them out there so that people can actually see them, instead of having them stuck on that big brick of a hard drive that sits gathering dust on my desk.

There are still few glitches to resolve with the site, like a couple of albums have only low res images on the server so they can't expand into that great-looking 'Full Screen' function in Slide Show Pro, but I hope to have that sorted by the end of the week.

In the meantime, here's a random picture I took in November 2007 of a man in a shop in Nanao near Shenzhen, China, holding some shark jaws.

In the background, mounted on the wall, can be seen a stuffed and varnished Green Turtle, (Scientific name: Chelonia mydas). The Green Turtle has an Appendix I listing on CITES (Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora). According to the CITES website: "Appendix I includes species threatened with extinction. Trade in specimens of these species is permitted only in exceptional circumstances." If you go into the small print, this means that Green Turtles can legally be bought and sold domestically inside China, (a huge market of 1.4bn people!), but cannot legally be exported outside China. Go figure, as the Americans say...

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