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Painted Turtle (Chrysemys picta) If you can&#039;t find it, look at this version instead:<br />
<figure class="photo"><a href="https://www.jungledragon.com/image/28461/painted_turtle_chrysemys_picta.html" title="Painted Turtle (Chrysemys picta)"><img src="https://s3.amazonaws.com/media.jungledragon.com/images/1559/28461_thumb.jpg?AWSAccessKeyId=05GMT0V3GWVNE7GGM1R2&Expires=1593043210&Signature=zgXQUshBQhK4lAJ3IAz17LcRXbE%3D" width="200" height="134" alt="Painted Turtle (Chrysemys picta) A zoomed-in, enhanced version of this photo: http://www.jungledragon.com/image/28453/painted_turtle_chrysemys_picta.html Animal,Chrysemys,Chrysemys picta,Cryptodira,Deirochelyinae,Emydidae,Henrietta,Nature,New York State,Painted Turtle,Painted turtle,Pond Turtle,Reptile,Rochester,Spring,Testudines,Tinker Nature Park,Turtle,United States" /></a></figure> Animal,Chrysemys,Chrysemys picta,Cryptodira,Deirochelyinae,Emydidae,Henrietta,Nature,New York State,Painted Turtle,Painted turtle,Pond Turtle,Reptile,Rochester,Testudines,Tinker Nature Park,Turtle,United States,United States of America Click/tap to enlarge

    comments (6)

  1. Where is it, I don't see it? Posted 5 years ago
    1. the dark blotch in the center is the shell. If you look closely you can see some patterning. Posted 5 years ago
      1. Yep, right between the two sticks, under the water. It blended in quite well with the bottom of the creek. Posted 5 years ago
        1. It takes a lot of imagination to see it. Posted 5 years ago
          1. I made a copy with the image cropped to pretty much just the turtle, enhanced the colors a bit, and blurred the non-turtle parts some:
            Painted Turtle (Chrysemys picta) A zoomed-in, enhanced version of this photo: http://www.jungledragon.com/image/28453/painted_turtle_chrysemys_picta.html Animal,Chrysemys,Chrysemys picta,Cryptodira,Deirochelyinae,Emydidae,Henrietta,Nature,New York State,Painted Turtle,Painted turtle,Pond Turtle,Reptile,Rochester,Spring,Testudines,Tinker Nature Park,Turtle,United States
            Posted 5 years ago
  2. That's an amazing display of camouflage, love it! Posted 5 years ago

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The painted turtle is the most widespread native turtle of North America. It lives in slow-moving fresh waters, from southern Canada to northern Mexico, and from the Atlantic to the Pacific. The turtle is the only species of the genus ''Chrysemys'', which is part of the pond turtle family Emydidae. Fossils show that the painted turtle existed 15 million years ago. Four regionally based subspecies evolved during the last ice age.

The adult painted turtle female is 10–25 cm.. more

Similar species: Turtles And Tortoises
Species identified by Joe Spandrusyszyn
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By Joe Spandrusyszyn

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Uploaded Apr 18, 2015. Captured in 177-213 Pittsford-Henrietta Town Line Road, Pittsford, NY 14534, USA.
  • f/6.3
  • 1/400s
  • ISO1000
  • 0.00735294mm