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Saturday, October 19, 2019

Turtle soup....turtle stew?

We drove over to Green Valley today....it is old strip pit that is open to the public for fishing, and used to be open for primitive camping but I think the camping has been prohibited.


I just had to show you a glimpse of the water before I show you all the turtles...then I urge you to please click to expand the view.  The images are so much better then.


I have no idea why I did not try to count them all...now I am regretting that....I don't mean just in this photo, I mean in total.  Wait till you see!


They were over across a little inlet....I had my Point & Shoot on a monopod....


To the best I can tell, all the turtles I am showing you are different turtles...unless otherwise noted.


In all the time I was there, I did not see one slip into the water...


I think this guy was one of the first ones I saw....I walked back to the Rav to get the monopod because I could not hold still enough to focus while zoomed in.  Imagine my surprise when I came back and started seeing ALL of the others.


Looking at the ones I took, I am pretty sure I missed at least a couple more singles...


About the time I think I have showed them all, I see others...


I hope you enjoyed seeing these...

22 comments:

Ruth Hiebert said...

Oh my! It must have been a turtle convention, or that's what it loos like to me.

Hill Top Post said...

Your top picture is a beauty! We have turtles in the pond, but at first sight of Millie and me, they hit the water. Millie is wary of them since one bit her when she was a pup.

Yamini MacLean said...

Hari OM
Hehe, I love how they are all craning their necks and stretching their limbs - presumably to soak up as much of the sun as was available? So cute - you did good catching all these to share with us. I use a monopod too. So much less clumsy than a tri - though a little less stable. YAM xx

Ginny Hartzler said...

I have never seen so many turtles in one place! Did you know that a group of turtles is called a Bale? Despite these rare turtle images, my favorite is still the first photo of the beautiful water from the strip pit. Glorious.

John "By Stargoose And Hanglands" said...

They've chosen a very scenic place to live. There are no turtles here so I always like to see photos.

Laurence D said...

Jolies toutes ces tortues.Les couleurs d'automne de la 1ere photo sont aussi très belles. Merci pour le passage par mon blog.
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Sandra said...

I truly enjoyed all these turtles, in number 3 I can see all different sizes, must be several families of them. I love the last one because it looks like momma and baby or maybe teenager... these are amazing there were so many. must have been a cool day and the sun was warming their RV's they carry on their backs. OH NO! never would I eat one of these guys...although I do have a PIG roast in the crock pot right now... not sure what the difference is, but it is to me.

Hootin' Anni said...

Wow!! I would be thrilled and have camera overload with pictures!! These are awesome Rose.

eileeninmd said...

Hello,

Wow, that is a lot of turtles. They are too cute to eat, no turtle soup for me. Great photos. Enjoy your day, wishing you a happy new week ahead.

Francisco Manuel Carrajola Oliveira said...

Fantásticas estas belas fotografias e aproveito para desejar um bom Domingo.

Andarilhar
Dedais de Francisco e Idalisa
Livros-Autografados

Ruthie said...

How fun to have seen so many turtles. I think they were sunning themselves. The water scape has lovely rich color. Friendship

ushasurya said...

Gosh!! That is a vast crowd !! Fantastic moment here ! I am happy you were able to capture so many here ! They look lovely!
Devi :))

Carol- Beads and Birds said...

Wow!! I have never seen that many turtles all in one place ever before. Cool!
xx, Carol

Agnes Agnieszka said...

Wow nice photos

Steven said...

I am always amazed how they determine it's time to sunbathe and they all manage to find their own spot to perch themselves. I have come across turtles like this too. But I have never seen them "jump" off their perches. It seems like everyone knows when the one at the top decides it's time to come down.

happyone said...

That was amazing to see so many turtle in one place. I sure did enjoy seeing all the photos. Must have been great to see them in person!!!

Steve in Japan said...

You found a real turtle haven! Neat to see all these guys. They must not have any natural predators that live in or around the pit.

Kodak said...

I'm glad to see what a strip pit looks like since you mention it sometimes. It is lovely and not what I expected. Wonderful turtle shots with your monopod. I prefer that to a tripod which I'm too lazy to set up and use most of the time.

Ann said...

Wow, that's a lot of turtles. That first shot is so pretty.

Red Rose Alley said...

I've never seen that many turtles at one time. It must have been a sight, Rose! They seem to be getting along fine with each other, like one large family. : )

~Sheri

ElaineH said...

I just love how they come out to sun themselves. These are beautiful images! The trees are starting to get really pretty!

CheerfulMonk said...

You take such great pictures! I've never seen a turtle in the wild.

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