I’m not usually big into nature photography, but when you’re on an early morning walk in the woods and nature plops a box turtle right in your path and you practically step on the thing, it’s mandatory to take its picture.
This turtle is absolutely beautiful! Look at the orange. I saturated slightly, because the pic was taken in the thin gray dawn (by which I mean 7:00 am), but even without any touching up, the detail is amazing. And look at those claws! It pays to pay attention, there are probably wild animals all around me.