Turtley awesome shelfie! Incredible moment a diver’s underwater snap is photo-bombed by a turtle on the Great Barrier Reef
- A turtle has posed in an incredible underwater selfie at Great Barrier Reef
- Chilean diver Gabriel Guzman, 33, snapped picture while diving in Saxon Reef
- Mr Guzman uses his photography to show the fragility of underwater ecosystem
A pair of divers were surprised when a turtle photo-bombed their underwater selfie at the Great Barrier Reef.
Gabriel Guzman, 33, captured the unlikely moment while diving at Saxon Reef, which is well known for its turtle populations.
The series of selfies feature show Mr Guzman and diving partner Shannon Myers posing on either side of the inquisitive turtle.
Gabriel Guzman, 33, snapped the unlikely picture while diving at the Great Barrier Reef
The area of the Great Barrier Reef is well known for its turtle populations
Despite the many challenges facing marine life, Mr Guzman says he tries to look for positives
Coral sits at the base of the picture and the bright blue water captures the rest of the screen.
Mr Guzman, from Chile, said he uses his photography to showcase the fragility of the underwater ecosystem.
‘My intention with my photography is simple, to show the beauty of the ocean, the marine life, and the fragile underwater ecosystem.
‘Plastic, straws, pollution, global warming and coral bleaching are one of the most popular topics nowadays.’
Mr Guzman, from Chile, said he uses his photography to showcase the fragility of the underwater ecosystem
Despite the many challenges facing marine life, Mr Guzman says he tries to look for positives.
‘I try to stay positive and show to the world that there’s still hope, and many places on earth remains stunningly beautiful, being the main reason we need to fight for it,’ Mr Guzman said.
Saxon Reef is located between Norman Reef and Hastings Reef and covers 1.9 square kilometres.
Despite being smaller than other reefs in the area, it provides an abundance of ecosystems for snorkelers and scuba divers to explore.
The series of selfies feature the prominent aquatic reptile front and centre with Mr Guzman and diving partner Shannon Myers posing on either side