|More Mom Snapping Turtles||June 5, 2011|
Common snapping turtles are amazing, something out of a lost world and totally prehistoric.
Here, at State College, the moms come out of the water one day a year to lay their eggs. This spring, I was lucky and came across four of them.
I spotted the first one at a distance.
|As I came closer, she assumed a cautious pose.|
|And here she is at her full length, a modest-size snapper. Her shell was about 12 inches (30 cm) long, and her total length would be somewhat over two feet (60 cm).|
|Here is a portrait of Mom 3:|
Doesn't she have amazing eyes?
Photography note: The photos were taken with a Pentax K20D and the SMC-DA 55-300mm lens in late May 2011.
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