Those who fish in my local river had told me about the tortoise which lived there, but in three years I had not seen any. So imagine my surprise and delight when I found this one on the edge of the river yesterday morning! It stayed around long enough for me to take pictures from various angles and positions, and then once it decided to return to the water, it moved quicker than I expected – greased lightning is a saying that comes to mind! I managed to get a couple of shots of it in the water before it swam too far away. It’s possible it was out to lay eggs, as it’s the right time of the year for that. Hopefully I’ll see it again sometime.
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I live in the Australian countryside with my animals. Together we explore the land around us and their connection with the world helps me to see what I would otherwise be blind to. They are my teachers. My aim is to convey this other way of seeing through my photography. View all posts by eremophila