It might look innocent enough, but you do not want to get too close to this pretty blue sea slug from the waters of eastern Australia.
New South Wales
In addition to its extraordinary beauty, Woomargama National Park, situated in the South West Slopes region of southern NSW, is home to 25 endangered or vulnerable animal species. In a bid to preserve its unique biodiversity, the Foundation of National Parks and Wildlife have launched a new appeal to purchase of 229 hectares of available land on the edge of the park. To donate click HERE.
Photographer Bryce Forrest was lucky enough to capture one of nature’s greatest spectacles— a green sea turtle hatching. These little guys made their way down Boambee Beach in Coffs Harbour, NSW. But it wasn’t all smooth sailing. Within the first few days of being laid, a huge king tide hit and we weren’t sure the eggs were going to make it,” Bryce said. The high tide had washed a lot of sand over the nest meaning these guys had extra far to crawl and dig, which meant they would have less energy. Eventually it was decided that the nest would be excavated and over 70 little turtle were able to make their way safely to sea. Here, you can see their journey.