Jurgen Freund’s pictures of a baby turtle, a barrel sponge and other beauties of the deep have been released to back environmental campaigners WWF. His photographs are shown as part of the charity’s Blue Mile project to raise money for its global conservation work.
Freund took the photos during an 18-month expedition to the Coral Triangle – the coastline of the Philippines, Indonesia and Papua New Guinea. This is where the world’s marine life is concentrated and its 6million sq km is home to many species of whales, dolphins, tuna, reef fish, rays, sharks and turtles.
WWF hopes the pictures show what the world could lose if climate change and pollution are allowed to take hold of fragile eco-systems. As part of Blue Mile, WWF is urging people to take part in a sponsored event – covering a mile in, on or next to water. Fundraisers can swim, paddle, kayak, or stroll beside a river, lake or beach.