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08.19.2021 Thurtlesday…I’ve got my eye on you

I was just about to leave Moosehorn Pond last Saturday when I spotted this Eastern  Painted Turtle-Chrysemys picta picta enjoying some relaxing time on a log.  I spoiled it by stopping to photograph her and after a few exposures down she … 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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02.10.2012 Painted Turtle behaving badly

Here is an example of aggressive basking behavior in a Painted Turtle.  From reading, it appears this behavior has a few contributing factors such as temperature and time of day along with size of the individual.  Guess “there just ain’t … Continue reading

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