Photo: Endangered green turtle is a study in blue

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Photographer John Turnbull took this incredible photo under the sea at Australia's Lord Howe Island. The high-fiving guy is a green turtle (Chelonia mydas). John writes:

The green turtle is a global species which lives in tropical and subtropical waters. It is listed as endangered due to exploitation of eggs, incidental deaths from fisheries and loss of habitat.

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