40 Million Years Of Evolution / Adult Snapping Turtle by Gary Fairhead

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I had to stop and take a few shots of this ancient beast and I pulled to the side of a dirt road I was driving on late yesterday afternoon ( May 28 2011.)

Canon 7D and 500F4

Ottawa Ontario Canada


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  • RebeccaBlackman
    RebeccaBlackmanover 3 years ago

    Fantastic capture of this old wise one, such detail in his face and that eye. This is simply fantastic. Instant fave……..

  • Thanks very much Rebecca :-)

    – Gary Fairhead

  • Vickie Emms
    Vickie Emmsover 3 years ago

    wow wonderful image of this old beast, I hope you kept your distance :-))

  • Michael  Moss
    Michael Mossover 3 years ago

    Great shot :)

  • Thanks Michael :-)

    – Gary Fairhead

  • Stephen Stephen
    Stephen Stephenover 3 years ago

    Great details here Gary. Was she laying eggs?

  • Thanks Stephen ,,,no signs that eggs were being laid…It was on the gravel shoulder of the road and i know that when we had a cottage they would sometimes lay eggs in sandy.loamy soil on our neighbour’s lot.

    – Gary Fairhead

  • Daniel  Parent
    Daniel Parentover 3 years ago

    Awesome capture Gary

  • Thanks Daniel :-)

    – Gary Fairhead

  • artwhiz47
    artwhiz47over 3 years ago

    Want to lose a lens? Or at least a toe. Fine shot of this curmudgeon. Spent lots of time in my day avoiding these guys in Duck Lake, & not too long ago, I encountered a really small hatchling among fallen branches in a favorite swimming spot. It darted away before I could get a picture.

  • Hiroko
    Hirokoover 3 years ago

    Awesome for sure!

  • Ticker
    Tickeralmost 3 years ago

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