Sanctuary Wildlife Photography Awards 2017
Special Mention: Dheeraj Nanda
Young Category, Creatures Great and Small
A Watery Portal: Two sea turtles swim past a cave opening in the waters off Sipadan Island in Malaysia. Despite the depth, the sun’s silvery rays make their way into the waters to drape the turtles in this ethereal moment before the ancient reptiles move on to perform their life-sustaining duties of grazing, feeding, excreting nutrients, and keeping the ocean ecosystem healthy and clean. Today, out of the seven species of sea turtles, six are either endangered or threatened.