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Shot with a Nikon D90 camera in a waterproof underwater case during a scuba diving trip by Julian Tempelsman. It took about 15 minutes to follow this particular turtle toward the surface for the perfect amount of sunlight.
One of the reasons the Great Barrier Reef deserves its moniker: The emerald, gold, and violet coral islands are home to the world's most unique marine creatures, including the almighty green sea turtle. The second largest of the tortoise-shell species, these ancient beauties nest and warm themselves on the sandy shore and lounge in shallow swells, nibbling on sea grasses and algae. Even with their herbivore diet, adult green sea turtles can weigh as much as 350 pounds, but in the water, their paddle-like flippers give them Michael Phelps power to propel through the cobalt waves past blue-ringed octopi, giant clams, humpback whales, and rare snubfin dolphins. Great, indeed.