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 :).
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!”
LOL!! I like your interpretation Gary. He’s a modelling turtle :).
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! 🙂
I guess after all that time he should be considered a professional model. I wonder if he expected payment? Oops! 🙂
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.”
I know! He looks completely bored with me taking up his time, and he’s probably saying, “Oh no, it’s one of those crazy tourists with a camera again!!” LOL :). Thanks for visiting my blog.
Love the colours on the neck and that look of warning… “get going I’m busy can’t you see.??”
Yes, he was very busy sunbathing :). Don’t you think he has a bit of an aristocratic air to him with that nose in the air? LOL!
Awww hes so cute
I know right? I keep thinking that it must be hard to carry that heavy shell around all day though. No wonder he was to rest in the sun for a while :).
The Robert deNiro of turtles–
Ooh, ooh, ooh, you just made me think of a new game we could play LOL!! Which famous person does he look most like? The first name that came to my mind was Alfred Hitchcock with the way he has his lips pursed together and his nose slightly in the air. What do you think? 🙂
I think you may have something there — but how would you judge who was right? Or would this be noncompetitive–I am good at noncompetitive
It would definitely be noncompetitive – just a lot of fun!! Hope you had a great weekend :).
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.
You see, it’s fun already – you made me laugh :). And ewwwww to the coffee and cigarettes smell!!
I gagged every time she talked to me. She was a good teacher, older, but man she needed mouthwash. I think she smoked more than a pack a day. Of course teaching fifth graders can’t be stress free.
Definitely not stress free with what the little brats are allowed to get away with in class nowadays. I could never be a teacher – I would kill them all LOL!!!!
I’ve worked with kids from the ages of three to twenty. The three-year olds were easier than my college students.
Yes, I can believe that actually :).
Looks like he’s posing for you. Terrific capture.
Thanks Edith :). By the way, did you see that you won the mystery photo!!! You were the only one to get it correct. Congrats!
He definitely does look regal, doesn’t he?
I sure thought so – I think he needs a little crown LOL!!
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. 😉
I think you’ve just figured out his secret :). Glad you liked my new friend Becky!!
By the way, I have to reveal a problem to you, my book buddy. I have a reading addiction!! LOL :). I can’t get enough of reading – it’s all I think about all day! I can’t concentrate at work because all I want to do is go home and read. Do you think I need help? LOL!!