Flying Turtle


Turtles seem to glide effortlessly through the water as they swim, akin to birds flying through the air. Perfect windless weather, the right tides, a Turtle very close to the surface, and a long breath hold allowed me to capture the Turtle as if it was swimming through the sky.

Moore Reef, Great Barrier Reef, Cairns, Queensland

Nikon D200, Sigma 10–20mm zoom at 13mm, 1/250, f7.1, ISO 200, Sea & Sea underwater housing, dual Sea & Sea strobes, strobe on 1/2 power

by Troy Mayne, Queensland