June 9, 2014

Dive Sight

Photograph by Matt Lasky, National Geographic Your Shot

"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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59 comments
Viveca Skyles
Viveca Skyles

"WOW" right place at the right time. gorgeous shot!

Alma Nani
Alma Nani

hhuuu, love turtles, to me they are elegant, harmless and beautiful. Love this one.

A. Fiorella
A. Fiorella

I love how the sea turtle lines up exactly with the bottom of the school of jacks... the perfect moment for a picture!


Janice H.
Janice H.

Sea life, always so beautiful.       This one with the sea turtle and the jacks is gorgeous and in my favorite shade of blue,.... azure!       Lovely shot!

Sandy Wilt
Sandy Wilt

Oh I so love this shot and of course I am a turtle fan too!! Nice job congradulations!

Once again
Once again

loved this fresh blue.can't help thinking of Nemo  :)

ellie may
ellie may

Geez! What a magical underwater moment

Ke Beddard
Ke Beddard

I LOVE the colors!

Not only a great shot.....but, sorry,  I have to say......makes me think of the children's movie "Finding Nemo!" 

Joy Saldanha
Joy Saldanha

Here we have the lovely blue/green of peaceful waters,with a school of fish uninterested with the turtle below them. A beautifully marked creature who as they will do sometimes have been interacting with us humans, and having 'a ball'. A great shot that was a pleasure to take,as it is to look at. Thank you, Matt..  j.e.s..........

Julia Rytell
Julia Rytell

That is a gorgeous shot! Can you take me with you next time?

Jeremy Bargabos
Jeremy Bargabos

That's some great water at 72ft! Clear, great viz! Awesome shot and super jealous! Enjoy the rest of the live aboard trip!

Bev Hennager
Bev Hennager

Beautiful.  The diagonal lines really add to it.   I love the light hitting the surface  above.

Bizhan Aminipour
Bizhan Aminipour

 Wow! 22 meters. that's more than the length of a very long truck!

Denise Aulie
Denise Aulie

On the diagonal, making this even more powerful.  Captivating light. Congrats, Matt.

A. Lope
A. Lope

Amazing scene of the unseen underwater world, excellent picture !


Fayaz N
Fayaz N

@Bizhan Aminipour "at about 22 meters" by this he means the depth at which he found the turtle.   Not the length of the turtle.

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