Baby green sea turtle, Great Barrier Reef, Australia.

As I sat in the shallows waiting for hatchling turtles to pass me by on their way to the open ocean, this one stopped for a second and looked right at me, where most of them just cruised straight past. I can’t imagine what he was thinking!

Canon EOS 5D MkII; Canon EF 16-35mm f/2.8L II USM lens; Seacam housing.

This image has been featured in the following groups:
A World Of EOS; Down By The Sea; Far North Queensland; Love These Creatures; Mother Nature’s Finest; Nature In Its Entirety; Wide Angle Photography


underwater, wildlife, nature, tropical, great barrier reef, coral reef, coral, marine, turtle, sea turtle, green turtle, australia, ocean, sea

I am a marine biologist and photographer based in Townsville on the beautiful coast of the Great Barrier Reef. I focus mostly on underwater photography and I have a small company called Triggerfish Images

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  • john  Lenagan
    john Lenagan11 months ago

    Terrific capture David – great character shot

  • Thank you John.

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  • Christian Eccleston
    Christian Eccl...11 months ago

    This is awesome!

  • Thank you Christian.

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  • Larry Trupp
    Larry Trupp11 months ago

    Very nice capture

  • Many thanks Larry

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  • Magaret Meintjes
    Magaret Meintjes11 months ago

    2013/08/24 One submission per 24hrs

    Brilliant !

  • Thank you Margaret

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  • TeresaB
    TeresaB11 months ago

    August 23, 2013

    Beautiful work!

  • Thank you very much for the feature Teresa

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  • Dean Cunningham
    Dean Cunningham11 months ago

    heaps cool – great looking pic !

  • Thanks Dean

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  • AndreaEL
    AndreaEL11 months ago

    CONGRATULATIONS… Excellent work…

  • Hi Andrea- thank you very much for the feature.

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  • Margaret Stevens
    Margaret Stevens11 months ago

    Wonderful capture!

  • Thank you Margaret

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  • dgscotland
    dgscotland11 months ago

    Very cool.

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  • Evita
    Evita11 months ago

    Beautiful work !!!

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