Munching turtle


The Lord Howe Island lagoon offers endless underwater encounters. I spent over an hour with this turtle, which eventually relaxed and continued on with its everyday routine. Here, the turtle maintains its balance by raising a flipper while feeding on a tuft of algae in bright lagoon waters.

Lord Howe Island, New South Wales

Nikon D300, 10.5mm, 1/125, f10, ISO 400, Ikelite housing, twin DS160 strobes

by Justin Gilligan, New South Wales