Arkansas Pond Turtles

It has taken me sometime to capture these turtles.  If you get too close, and scare them, the turtles jump into the water and stay under until you leave.  There are several types of pond turtles in Arkansas.  Red-eared Slider, Painted Turtle, and Mud Turtles.  At last  I have managed to capture some pictures.


This one I call – “Ma and Junior.”


This photo shows quite a battle for space on this small snag sticking out of the water.



11 thoughts on “Arkansas Pond Turtles

  1. Great shots! My grandson likes to feed the fish and turtles bread when we visit the Botanical Garden and one day a turtle came crawling up the underwater steps to get a chunk of bread he dropped at his feet! They are amazing!

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