Thursday, 5 May 2016

Green Turtle Resting On Foliose Coral Kenya


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Green Turtle resting on foliose coral

Turtles are unimaginably one of my favorite subjects to watch and photograph underwater. This green turtle was resting comfortably on a bed of foliose plate coral and did not mind posing to have its picture taken. I simply love the way the true colours of the turtle have come out and the way it blends together with the surrounding orange and purple soft corals.

The green turtle is recognized globally as an endangered species, but sadly its population is on the fast decline in Kenya, mostly due to pollution by plastics in our waters and by drift net fishing, where the turtles accidentally get caught and drown as they cannot come up to the surface to breath air.

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