It’s about a week since I posted some photos of the local terrapins, and another sunny day brought three of them out into the open. Two of them are yellow-bellied sliders, but this first one is a different species (though I’ve no idea what). It’s larger than the other ones, and seemed to have broader rear legs/feet.
The yellow-bellieds stayed in the water most of the time, but one of them kept close to the shore (obviously tempted by the warm weather). Much as I don’t like seeing them in the pond for ecological reasons (they are voracious predators), they do make good photographic subjects especially when they stay close to the surface.
Camera note: all photos taken with the Canon 7D Mark II and EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS II USM lens.