Boxed In

20120703-083839.jpg 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.

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