My green turtle sunburst shot was selected as winner of the Photo of the Day contest on EarthShots.org for Friday 9th May 2014. The photo of a young green turtle was taken at Bird Island, Seychelles. It was late afternoon and I had been waiting for the turtle to rise to the surface for a breath of air. I positioned myself so that the turtle was in front of the sun to create the sunburst effect. A single strobe filled in the detail of the turtle.
Chris is a wildlife photographer and conservationist currently living in the Seychelles. He is passionate about the marine environment and concerned about the many threats it is facing today.