benjhicks A couple weeks ago while out shooting schools of fish I encountered this Loggerhead in shallow water. In over 15 years of shooting in the water it is only the second time I have seen one this close to shore.  It usually indicates a sick turtle :(
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A couple weeks ago while out shooting schools of fish I encountered this Loggerhead in shallow water. In over 15 years of shooting in the water it is only the second time I have seen one this close to shore. It usually indicates a sick turtle :( - Canon 1dx + 20 1.4 inside @aquatech_imagingsolutions #aquatech - @gitzoinspires #gitzoinspires @solvesunglasses #solvesunglasses @pacsafeofficial #pacsafe @rvca #rvcaloha @nativeshoes #nativeshoes @compoundboardshop #compoundboardshop @sunbum #sunbum

Comments (44)

moonball_

moonball_, 7 months ago

@mermaid__missy I hope this is the case and she isn’t ill

alexandrahaim

alexandrahaim, 7 months ago

😢💙💚🐢💙💚

jancabsavky

jancabsavky, 7 months ago

😢

mermaid__missy

mermaid__missy, 7 months ago

@moonball_ this is nesting season for Loggerheads on the East Coast. Loggerheads will nest anywhere from Iluka (North NSW) to Mackay (QLD)

ell_xockollatt

ell_xockollatt, 7 months ago

📸 perfect 👌🐢

planas_freediving

planas_freediving, 7 months ago

I think I saw the same one off Boca a couple weeks ago. We were in 30' of water and thought it was strange considering the time of year.

benjhicks

benjhicks, 7 months ago

@behzad_zadhoush send me an email w details!

benjhicks

benjhicks, 7 months ago

@mermaid__missy I wish that was the case but this is in Florida and our nesting is in the summer. Hopefully she is just a little lost

mermaid__missy

mermaid__missy, 7 months ago

@benjhicks yeah I was going to ask where there is water this clear near the coast of aus 😂

orbaker

orbaker, 7 months ago

The barnacles also indicate sickness

paulinasplechta

paulinasplechta, 7 months ago

@benjhicks 😢

kim.demasi

kim.demasi, 7 months ago

😢

shirazbosman

shirazbosman, 7 months ago

😢

jesyuae7

jesyuae7, 6 months ago

Love ❤️

dhaval5.ds

dhaval5.ds, 6 months ago

@benjhicks just ❤️ 😇

cilersevingen

cilersevingen, 6 months ago

@iremdincer fotoğrafta ben olmayınca ben..

iremdincer

iremdincer, 6 months ago

@cilersevingen sen sapık mısın ahhahahshs

yhwh39

yhwh39, 6 months ago

👏👏😀💕

katherinemanolios

katherinemanolios, 6 months ago

Great shot! Love the contrast of colors!

instaa.958

instaa.958, 10 days ago

The other day I was swimming at a beach in Florida and a logger head that looked exactly like this swam right next to me and poked its head out of the water but I was assuming it was near shore to lay eggs. this could’ve been the case right?