Saint Turtle


Green Turtles are very timid and gentle creatures, mostly swimming around, feeding on algae and minding their own business. Except to the occasional Jellyfish, they cause no harm and make no waves. Their existence in the ocean is very humble, even saintly.

Moore Reef, Great Barrier Reef, Cairns, Queensland

Nikon D200, Sigma 10–20mm zoom at 13mm, 1/200, f13, ISO 200, Sea & Sea underwater housing with dual Sea & Sea strobes, strobe on 1/2 power

Status: The Green Turtle has a circumglobal distribution, occurring throughout tropical and subtropical waters. It is listed as Endangered.

by Troy Mayne, Queensland