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12-SEP-2004 C. G. Anderson

Caver Beasley and Turtle

Kentucky, US

While negotiating the first lake of the Webster Cave System, I spotted an object floating in the water. It turned out to be a small turtle. Turtles and snakes do not frequent caves because of the low (54 degree F) ambient temperature. This little guy obviously washed in during a flood event. We trapped him in a hastily fabricated prison of rocks, then picked him up on the return and deposited him back in the forest. Here, Curtis Beasley relaxes in his kayak with the lap turtle.

Olympus C-8080WZ
1/30s f/8.0 at 7.1mm iso200 with Flash full exif

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