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13th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World
A green sea turte begins her descent to the ocean floor

After taking a breath of air a green sea turtle begins her dive back down to the ocean floor. This sea turtle was reddish orange in color. This shot shows her preparing for the deep descent with her flippers raised.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 06.2015
Date Uploaded: 10.2015
Photo Location: Turks and Caicos, Turks and Caicos Islands
Camera: Canon PowerShot D10
Copyright: © Julie Suess