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Painted Turtle - Chrysemys picta

Groton, Ma.

This was one of 8 turtles I saw on this 54f December day. A few were in puddles at the edge of the ice and a couple like this one were making a long trek across the ice surface. A very surprising sight on the mostly frozen pond section of the Squannacook River.

Canon EOS-1D X
1/400s f/9.0 at 1000.0mm iso1600 full exif

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Pierre Martin16-Dec-2018 13:07
such a rare capture, first time I see that!
Hank Vander Velde16-Dec-2018 02:56
Nice encounter and shot Tom. Not often does one see a turtle trekking over ice.
Carl Carbone16-Dec-2018 01:54
The new normal? Nice capture of this unusual sight!
larose forest photos16-Dec-2018 01:15
This is a wonderful shot of the turtle trundling along. Surprising to see them in winter, but at 54f they must have thought it spring-like.