Baywatch Babe Injured Searching For Fictional Boat

Former "Baywatch" babe Donna D'Errico is recovering from some painful face injuries she suffered during an expedition to find Noah's Ark in Turkey.

D'Errico just released some photos ... in which the actress appears to be sporting multiple cuts and bruises around her mouth and cheek ... and a laceration on her leg.

It's unclear how Donna suffered the injuries.

Donna had been planning the trip to Mount Ararat for years ... claiming she's wanted to go hunting for the ark ever since she was a little girl.