Thursday, August 11, 2011

King of mountain - baby turtle style

We were hatching out turtle nests from south-east Michigan for research on hatchling dispersal and for release. The softshells came from the lake I lived on and during the summers I swam with their parents almost every day. The little blandings turtles are show no fear of people and will crawl around in your hand. The softshells are tiny terrors, snapping at any hand that comes close and that doesn't go away. I kept a few of the hatchlings for a year to get their size up before release and they never lost their willingness to bite.

With a Minolta X370 on Kodachrome 200

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