Turtles on land seem so clumsy, but in this clear water we found this one to be the epitome of grace and efficiency. Marvelling over the scenery at the edge of the wall, I was in my usual reverie when Mark motioned to me and started off swimming at full speed. I saw that he was chasing this turtle and followed close enough to get off a couple of shots.
As the turtle banked in a graceful turn, easily outdistancing our most frantic efforts, we came out over a deep cut in the wall and the coral below dropped away to the beautiful deep blue. My eyes traced the features of the side of the wall downward until they were lost in the blue water. Coming out over the edge, in hot pursuit as it were, gave me a slight vertigo feeling as coral 6 feet below me dropped away to nothingness.