This Punk Rock Turtle Was Photographed Rocking The Most Fabulous Mohawk

November 6, 2015

Photographer Chris Van Wyk from Queensland, Australia happened to capture a turtle sporting a fantastic mohawk.

turtle with green mohawk

The bright green hairdo is actually algae growing on an endangered Mary River turtle - one of the most unusual reptiles of its type on the planet.

turtle with green mohawk

This species of turtle breathes through lung-like structures in its tail. 

turtle with green mohawk

Maybe he just wants to be different. He doesn't want to be like every other turtle!

turtle with green mohawk

Rock on Mary River turtle. Rock on.

turtle with green mohawk

Credit: Chris Van Wyk. Check out more of his work at and check him out on Facebook!

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