FIRST WAVE

HAWKSBILL TURTLE

ERETMOCHELYS IMBRICATA BISSA

A young and critically endangered hawksbill turtle ducks under its first wave just minutes after hatching. Its struggle will be long and tiresome and the odds of survival are sadly stacked against it. A slow shutter speed used with a flash enabled me to capture the amazing ambient light.

Lissenung Island, New Ireland, Papua New Guinea

Nikon D500, Nikkor 10.5mm f/2.8 fisheye, manual 1/25, f/22, ISO 320, two INON Z240 strobes set to ¼ power, Aquatica Digital AD500 with 4-inch glass dome port

by Matty Smith