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Overlooked Photos of 2020 #13: Trophy Turtle


Photo taken in Oliver, BC — May 16, 2020


Turtles love to bask in the sun. And to get the sun they’ll climb on almost anything: logs, rocks, other turtles…whatever works. This lovely specimen of Western Painted Turtle was all alone in a big pond with one stump protruding…and of course it decided that was the best place to bask.


* Why I didn’t post it: I’ve posted a lot of turtle photos over the years. Last year I even declared a Turtle Week and posted photos of turtles for a full week. I don’t regret doing so. And I don’t regret finally posting this image. Was I right to?


* I took a lot of photos in 2020, more than in any previous year. Some I shared, but looking back I’ve found many I didn’t. Maybe I thought they weren’t good enough, maybe I had something else to post or maybe…I just plain forgot. As the year winds down I’m rectifying those oversights and posting some photos I overlooked earlier in 2020.

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