Honorable Mention Portrait Category Ocean Art 2018 Kyler Badten

Honorable Mention Portrait Category

Kyler Badten

Coatesville, Indiana, USA




The Story:  My freedive parter and I were surrounded by green sea turtles feeding on algae that washed out from the rocky shoreline on Oahu's North Shore. I turned to see this turtle swimming directly at me, which was a truly remarkable behavior that I have never experienced before. As I set up to capture the unique encounter, the curious turtle saw her reflection and continued to slowly approach until nearly bumping my dome!

Location:  Haleiwa, Hawaii

Equipment Used:  Canon 7D Mark II, Ikelite Housing, Tokina Fisheye 10-17mm Lens

Settings: F6.3, 1/250 sec, ISO 200


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