What are you looking at?

I don’t know about you, but I love wildlife!  Unfortunately, my everyday life does not afford me many opportunities to see wildlife other than the normal robins, squirrels, and Canada Geese.  So, whenever I am on vacation I always keep my eyes peeled for anything out of the ordinary to photograph.

We didn’t have the chance to go to any wildlife sanctuaries this time when we visited South Carolina, but whenever we drove by water we were always on the lookout for alligators or other water loving creatures.  On one outing we noticed a family of turtles basking in the sunshine and stopped to take photos.  This guy didn’t seem scared of us at all – in fact, the look on his face seemed to be telling us to hurry up and get it done because he was bored and had places to go.  I think this turned out to be a very nice portrait of a pretty regal looking guy :).

Turtle

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27 Responses to What are you looking at?

  1. krikitarts says:

    It looks like a different interpretation may be in order–it could as easily be…”What took you so long? I’ve been ready for hours hoping for someone like you to come along so I can go into my practiced pose!”

  2. dorannrule says:

    Whoa! Look at the moss on his back! This guy is a veteran who has seen photographers come and go. He’s sticking his neck out for Cindy though! 🙂

  3. Look at the resigned expression on his face. I bet he is thinking, “Oh, not again. Finish with it and let me get on with my life.”

  4. bulldog says:

    Love the colours on the neck and that look of warning… “get going I’m busy can’t you see.??”

  5. The Robert deNiro of turtles–

  6. TBM says:

    Ah, what a cutie! And are you proposing a new game for me to fail at? He looks like my fifth grade teacher. She wasn’t famous, but I’ll never forget her face. Or how much she smelled of coffee and cigarettes. Yuck! But this guy is much cuter.

  7. Looks like he’s posing for you. Terrific capture.

  8. benzeknees says:

    He definitely does look regal, doesn’t he?

  9. beckyday6 says:

    Haha wow that’s so cool, it’s like he’s posing for the camera especially for you!

    I think he’s been practicing in the mirror when the other turtles weren’t looking. 😉

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