BELINDA GROVER PHOTOGRAPHY

STOPS ALONG THE WAY

PAINTED TURTLE (TWO PHOTOGRAPHS)

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Snapping turtlesI was scanning the river for birds when I noticed this very large painted turtle on the edge of a boulder. I kept expecting it to slip into the water but it continued to balance like this for all the time I was there. Although not endangered or threatened, its status is of “Special Concern” as it may become so. That said we haven’t had as many sightings as usual this summer;  I do look forward to seeing them every year.

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13 thoughts on “PAINTED TURTLE (TWO PHOTOGRAPHS)

  1. Interesting behavior, great shot, Belinda! I’ve never seen a turtle in a statuesque “pondering” moment for so long, they always proceed to slide right in. This one was testing your patience. 🙂

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  2. He lifted the head enough to show the painting 🙂

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  3. Turtles are so much fun to watch!

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  4. One gets the feeling that this turtle is going to have a very stiff neck!

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  5. Oh WOW! How cool is that!

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