Baby surfing ninja turtle by David Wachenfeld

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A baby green sea turtle leaves the island where it hatched and starts its life in the open ocean. Great Barrier Reef, Australia.

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


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

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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  • yook
    yookabout 3 years ago

    Brilliant. Welldone.

  • Konstantinos Arvanitopoulos
    Konstantinos A...about 3 years ago

    6 June 2011 – 1 image per day

  • midnightduchess
    midnightduchessabout 3 years ago


  • sueyo
    sueyoabout 3 years ago

    A wee baby one, Nice and clear well captured :)

  • Todd Krebs
    Todd Krebsabout 3 years ago

    Absolutely fantastic point of view! Great shot!

  • A.M. Ruttle
    A.M. Ruttleabout 3 years ago

    SWEET, David!!!! amr

  • A.M. Ruttle
    A.M. Ruttleabout 3 years ago

    p.s. I’m assuming you’re using a dome port; is it glass and do you spray it to make the water drops sheet off?

  • Hi AM- thank you! Yes this is taken with a glass dome port, but no I wasn’t using a water repellant.

    – David Wachenfeld

  • sharonjr
    sharonjrabout 3 years ago


  • Cynthia Broomfield
    Cynthia Broomf...about 3 years ago

    Very nice capture, great POV and clarity!! Love it!!!

  • Tiffany Dryburgh
    Tiffany Dryburghabout 3 years ago

    Amazing shot! And what a cute little guy!

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