Here’s a change of topics for you – how about some Reptiles! It has been awhile since I brought out our prehistoric friends. Think I’ve mentioned it before, but when the feathered subjects get slim I start looking for other things to occupy my shutter time. One of the first alternatives I look for are those hard shelled inhabitants of the wetlands. This particular Red-Eared Slider Turtle was shot at Banner in March of 2012
Notice the red mark near the ear location. Per the documentation I could find, this distinguishes it from the Painted Turtle below which is similar in shape and size, but only has the yellow markings on it. This one was shot at Emiquon National Wildlife Refuge in March 2012.
Hit the jump to see a few more pictures … and maybe a few pictures you might not want to see.