19th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World
Breath

For organisms that breathe through their lungs, underwater is a place where time is limited. The green sea turtle skillfully controlled its breathing, coming and going on the surface with deep breaths at intervals of about 10 minutes. I was able to observe how they exhaled the carbon dioxide in their bodies before taking a breath and then taking a big deep breath. It may have been a normal thing for them, but I found it very endearing. OLYMPUS OM-D E-M1 Mark II M.ZUIKO DIGITAL ED 8mm F1.8 Fisheye PRO PT-EP14 ISO400, F4.0 , 1/250

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 07.2021
Date Uploaded: 11.2021
Photo Location: Shimajiri District, Japan
Camera: E-M1MarkII
Copyright: © AKIRA NANJO