Tag Archives: Chrysemys picta

08.04.2022 Turtle Thursday

Eastern Painted Turtle-Chrysemys picta, female. Females have shorter front nails.  A male’s are noticeably longer. While shooting at Moosehorn Pond this past Sunday, I had hoped to photograph a turtle.  No luck and it was getting late so I packed … Continue reading

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05.23.2022 Happy World Turtle Day

Last week it was bees.  Almost every day is world something day.  Celebrating turtles is better than donuts or cheeseburgers. Hark!  The object of our admiration. Painted Turtle in Poor Farm Swamp

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10.05.2021 Turtle Tuesday

Just as with the frogs, of which I managed to get a few new images on Sunday morning, turtles will be heading to mud city for the winter pretty soon. I only found this one however it was still a … Continue reading

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06.22.2021 Turtle Tuesday

One of the Poor Farm Swamp denizens having a nice neck stretch.

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04.27.2021 Turtle Tuesday

I don’t get to photograph many species of turtles so this probably won’t be a regular thing.  But often when I say something like that more happens so we’ll see. These were also sunning last Saturday as i walked the … Continue reading

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04.25.2021 Painted Turtles on a Log

Yesterday afternoon I set out to photograph turtles.  I don’t usually shoot mid-afternoon but they like to bask in the sun and morning at this time of the year is too cool. I found them in a couple of places … Continue reading

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07.23.2020 Turtle Thursday

I wish I had more opportunities to photograph turtles.  I do have several images from over the years, but lately don’t see as many as I once did.  As I was leaving Moosehorn Pond the other day, I noticed two … Continue reading

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8.18.18 Future Turtles of America

Here are a couple images of egg laying this past spring. Eastern Painted Turtle at Bassett Pond inside Quabbin’s Gate 33. Common Snapping Turtle inside Gate 35 under the power lines. Although I look close to them, both were made … Continue reading

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08.03.2014 Turtle on a Hot Wood Raft

With apologies to T. WIlliams and E. Taylor who was no turtle. Hey, gnarly dude hangin’ twenty.

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11.19.2013 Balancing Act and a Turtle Turf War

Beth Walsh recently posted a nice shot of a turtle with its feet outstretched which reminded me of these images so I thought I would share them-from Poor Farm Swamp.This Eastern Painted Turtle was just chillin’ with its damsel pal … Continue reading

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