This issue's featured photo
This picture is very special because it represents a lot of firsts for me. This was the first time I had ever been to Australia, and this photo shows the moment I fell in love with the Great Barrier Reef. It was my first underwater photo, and it’s still one of my favorite photos I’ve ever taken. It also was the first time I was able to get so close to a sea turtle.
I snorkeled alongside the turtle for a while, and she never got startled or swam away. The turtle just glided next to me, and it was one of the most calming experiences I’ve ever had. It felt like all my worry left my body, and it was just me and the turtle.
—Sage Swanson, Wash. / Featured in the Fall 2020 issue
NOTE: When snorkeling in the United States, the National Marine Fisheries Service requires that you remain at least 50 yards from sea turtles.
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