Daydream for a moment. Imagine that you had a different occupation. And your new one involved daily contact with spectacular wildlife underwater (this assumes you can swim – debatable in my case). And access to some upmarket camera equipment. And the ability to use it effectively. Oh, and use of a reliable boat. And some sea.
Say, for example, you joined a dive operation. Then the chances are very high that these wonderful creatures would be a part of your daily 9-to-5.
You wake up with a start. Oh no! Half an hour gone, and that crucial email still half-written… Where did the time go?
All gorgeous turtles taken by Adam Rees ofScuba Works(slogan: “Land is so overrated”) in the course of his everyday working life. Some people, eh?
The turtle lives ‘twixt plated decks Which practically conceal its sex. I think it clever of the turtle In such a fix, to be so fertile.
Anyone unfamiliar with the works ofOGDEN NASH(1902 – 1971) would do well the check out his inimitable poetry, in which he takes extreme liberties with both rhyme and scansion to great comic effect. The poem above is a good example of Nash’s neat way with words. It always makes me laugh, anyway. So simple, looks so easy, but a very difficult trick to pull off consistently as Nash effortlessly does.
As the turtle breeding season moves forward, I though this would be a good time to show a few of the great turtle photos taken by Adam Rees of ‘Scuba Works’.