Saturday, June 6, 2009

Camera Critters - Turtles

These are the turtles of U.C. Riverside's Botanical Gardens. There's a small pond towards the back below the higher level where the rose garden is. There were a lot of turtles lined up on the log and then several climbing the side of the hill. They made a terrific sounding plop in the water as I walked up, scared them and then dove in the water.





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21 comments:

ChrisC and JonJ said...

Great shots!

Snap said...

I do love turtles. They are so calming -- taking life at a slow pace ... something we all should take note of! Thank you!

Nikki-ann said...

Great shots! They certainly made me smile :)

Carletta said...

The caption for that second shot should be, 'outta my way fellows, this is my shot.' :)
Great shots - a nice reflection too.

My post is here: Carletta’s Captures.

Judy said...

I have never seen turtles climbing like that!! But I love the line-up on the log!! That is just so cute!

i beati said...

better climbers than we think

Anya said...

Soooooooo Cute :)
Lovely shots !!
(@^.^@)
Have a nice weekend !!

Happily Retired Gal said...

Kewl turtle shots ... I love the way they climb all over one another ;--)
Hugs and blessings,

SAPhotographs (Joan) said...

These always look so relaxed and lazy. :)

James said...

I'm glad that you got these great pictures before they went in the water.

NicoleB said...

What a cute collection :D!
I love that line up shot!
And the turtle in the top right looks smug :D

Brooke said...

Great captures!

Luna from Brazil said...

Hello friend!
This family is adorable! Beautiful pictures! The mommy turtle looks to do head rub! Cute!
purrs and noselicks
Luna

Martha said...

Wonderful series for CC this week! They are so cute! :-)

aguthrieimages said...

Gotta love the little red sliders they are so cute! I have a shot of one somewhere hmmmmm.

Denise said...

I love turtles, these photos are so very cool.

Carrie said...

That's quite the batch of turtles. I haven't seen a live turtle in years, they are pretty rare in these parts.

Connie said...

You got good pictures of turtles.

Ian Bines Design-Photography said...

great blog you have here, love the natural element to your work.

Nick S said...

Love those little Tuirtles ! :-)

Joy said...

Awesome shots! Love turtles.