16th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World
Endangered Galápagos green turtle

Freediving alongside an endangered Galápagos green turtle is a zen-like experience. You are lost in the moment, acutely aware of his every stroke and your own heart beat. For the past few years, I have sought to use photography to document and bring attention to places and species around our world that are disappearing.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 01.2018
Date Uploaded: 07.2018
Photo Location: Ecuador
Copyright: © Ryan McKnight