Maybe 2 in a 1000

WINNER, THREATENED SPECIES AND PORTFOLIO PRIZE

Hawksbill turtle

Eretmochelys imbricata

Status: critically endangered

As the sun sets over the Bismarck Sea two newly hatched hawksbill turtles swim past my waiting camera. They have a long hard struggle ahead of them to reach maturity; only one in a thousand will survive.

Lissenung Island, Papua New Guinea

Nikon D500, Nikkor 10.5mm f/2.8 E ED fisheye, 1/15, f/22, ISO 320, two INON Z240 strobes, Aquatica digital water housing and 4-inch glass port

by Matthew Smith