Turtle Reflection

RUNNER-UP, THREATENED SPECIES

Green sea turtle

Chelonia mydas 

Status: endangered 

On an early morning snorkel off the south-western shelf at Heron Island, this green sea turtle actually came out of the deep to look at us. We were more surprised than it I think. It hung out with us for a while and then faded back into the blue. 

Heron Island, Queensland

Nikon D7200, Tokina 10–17mm, 1/160, f/13, ISO 320

by Johnny Gaskell