A momma turtle laying some eggs and some interesting images with small turtles are on this page.
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I happened to look out the window and saw this turtle with a hole behind her.
This is the view of the hole from a higher elevation.
This is the view of that same area after the turtle laid her eggs and left.
Had I not seen and photographed her I would have never known she was there. She's an excellent landscaper!
If not for the head and tiny legs this would look like a piece of moss floating in the water.
Must be something interesting up the hillside.
The larger turtle noticed me when I moved to get a better image.
There is a massive size difference between the two turtles.
I happened to notice this scene from a distance.
I walked to a point where I was as close as possible to this pair.
The long claws of the larger turtle indicate it is a male, but I don't know the sex of the smaller one.
I continued walking in an attempt to photograph the smaller turtle and the larger one finally noticed me.
This turtle is holding his leg up the way I've seen turtles do which is why I photographed this.
After zooming in on the image I noticed the tiny turtle under the front end of the large one. This may be the same pair from the prior series of images.
All photos © S. M. Garver