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THREATENED SPECIES

It was a long drive from Canberra to South West Rocks for the weekend. I had hoped to capture Grey Nurse Sharks (Carcharias taurus) in the entrance to Fish Rock Cave, but they were in the deeper gutters. For the last dive of the weekend, I decided to take it easy and sit in the shallow end of the cave. Early into the dive I was greeted by this Hawksbill Turtle (Eretmochelys imbricata).

Fish Rock Cave, South West Rocks, New South Wales

Nikon D200, AF DX Fisheye-Nikkor 10.5mm f/2.8G ED lens, 1/100, f6.3, ISO 200; Seacam housing with wide port; two Nikonos SB105 strobes, one on 1/4 power, the other on 1/16 power

Status: The Hawksbill Turtle is listed as Critically Endangered.

by Tony Brown, Australian Capital Territory