Photographer's Note

Yes I know, very unusual from me...but I'm coming back from a mainly scuba dive trip in Sabah Borneo and especially the mythical Sipadan dive spot.
Sipadan is a small island rising from 800m deep sea around and known for its barracuda schools and chances of spotting really big fish as hammerhead sharks or manta rays (actually they were here 3 weeks ago and saw them).

Sipadan is a also a turtle breeding reserve, hence when diving there, the average number of turtle you spot during a dive is from 5 to 10.

First it's exciting, then after a week you curse against the turtles that are swimming over your head. This one's at rest around 25m below the surface on a sandy patch at a dive spot appropriately named "turtle patch".

I'm less than 40cm from the hawksbill turtle shooting with a wide angle lens. She stayed there allowing me taking about 6 shots varying on my strobe intensity. This one's where I think lighting is most balanced.

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