5.14.2009

Turtle


If I understand my blog from yesterday correctly, this lovely lad is a turtle. The above pose reminds me of some prehistoric creature. I could watch them all day long in their habitat at The San Diego Zoo.

12 comments:

Paul said...

He is a beauty and such a long neck. If I recall right there is a seal at the zoo that get his teeth brushed.

Cezar and Léia said...

Dear Nancy!
What a long neck this turtle has!Cute!
Fabulous pictures!
Léia :-)

Lois said...

His neck is so long it almost looks like he is part snake! Beautiful!

Peter said...

I took some similar shots (not as good) of less long necked turtles recently at the Jardin des Plantes in Paris. Amazing, they can live at least as long as humans... but another type of life.

Jacob said...

Very nice shot, Nancy. But shouldn't long-necked turtles live on Long Island?

I wonder if this is a normal-necked turtle who has the capacity to stretch his neck away out there...do all turtles have this capacity?

When I run into a turtle they usually pull their necks in until you think they have no neck at all.

Do male and female turtles neck?

Sorry. I'll go away now.

tapirgal said...

I once had quite an interest in turtles. I enjoyed these pix! I also used to enjoy SD Zoo. I'll have to make it down from the rainy north one of these days!

Marie said...

What a long neck. I did not know turtles had such long necks. Actually I had never seen a turtle from under (if that makes sense).
Jacob is funny.
Have you read "Esio Trot" by Roald DahlN

Julie said...

Lovely capture. I like his little nose above the water line. It seems incongruous somehow that the little one is the turtle and the larger one is the tortoise.

*SparkleMirror* Kiln-Fired Art Studio said...

It's Nessie from the Scottish Highlands come to visit San Diego (uh oh, kind of like in Jurassic Park 2).

Mary Stebbins Taitt said...

WOW! What an interesting turtle!

Marie-Noyale said...

I really need glasses at first I thought it was a flower or plant bud!!!

brolitz said...

oh wow, this picture reminds me of when i was a kid. isn't it a snake turtle? they bite really hard