Photo of the Day

a sea turtle swimming near a school of fish, Vitu Islands
June 9, 2014

Dive Sight

"I was diving off a live-aboard dive boat named Febrina in the Vitu Islands in West New Britain, Papua New Guinea," writes Your Shot member Matt Lasky. "We were diving our second of five dives for the day and found this friendly turtle at about 22 meters [72 feet] that was happily swimming around the divers, checking us out. There was a large school of jacks closer to the surface, and I was fortunate enough to be below the turtle and see the jacks swimming in the opposite direction."

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Photograph by Matt Lasky, National Geographic Your Shot
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