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A Unique Path

While SCUBA diving in Bonaire this recent January, I saw plenty of amazing underwater creatures, but by far, my favorite marine animals were the turtles. Shying away from most divers, the turtles were fun to watch swim deftly through the waves and travel a few together at a time. They would let us swim beside them but would dart away when we got too close. At one point, I watched as a single turtle swam away from the other two it was with. I followed the turtle, camera in hand, as it took its time heading towards the reef to look for food. I could have easily touched its shell but refrained from doing so and instead took this shot.

TAGS: Scuba, Turtle, Underwater

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Pawleys Island, South Carolina, United States of America
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© Avery McMillen.
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Image Source: digital
Date Taken: 01.2018
Total Views: 74
Filed Under: Natural World
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Date Uploaded: April 18, 2018, 3:55 p.m.
Camera Make: GoPro
Camera Model: HERO4 Silver
Focal Length: 3mm
Shutter Speed: 1/60
Aperture: f2.8
ISO: ISO206
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PHOTO LOCATION Kralendijk, Bonaire, Sint Eustatius and Saba