Animals

By Mike Jones


This naughty turtle was not in the mood for pictures when he was caught appearing to give the middle finger to a photographer.

Mark Fitz, 36, from Queensland, Australia, was on Lady Elliot Island, just off the coast of Bundaberg, when he spotted the annoyed turtle on March 20.

PIC BY Mark Fitz / CATERS NEWS

The travel photographer and ‘Instagrammer’ said: “There is a crystal clear lagoon at Lady Elliot Island and every time I visit, there’s always turtles swimming around.

“They’re incredibly inquisitive turtles and they tend to follow you around.

“I was swimming with the ‘rude turtle’ for a very long time that day, he seemed to be offended when I swam away from him and he kept following.

Mark has had a huge response to the image with everyone wanting to see the ‘grumpy’ turtle.

He said: “People can’t believe their eyes.

“I’ve had people wanting to buy prints & even saying they want it tattooed on them.”