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Two Red-eared sliders basking in the sun Two Red-eared sliders basking in the sun. They love to do this all day long.<br />
The one on the bottom doesn&#039;t seem to bother that someone is blocking his sun. Maybe he feels more relaxed knowing that the one above him is catched first by a predator. Closeup,Geotagged,Red-eared slider,Reptiles,The Netherlands,Trachemys Scripta Elegans Click/tap to enlarge

Two Red-eared sliders basking in the sun

Two Red-eared sliders basking in the sun. They love to do this all day long.
The one on the bottom doesn't seem to bother that someone is blocking his sun. Maybe he feels more relaxed knowing that the one above him is catched first by a predator.

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The red-eared slider is a semiaquatic turtle belonging to the family Emydidae. It is a subspecies of pond slider. It is the most popular pet turtle in the United States and also popular in the rest of the world. It is native only to the southern United States, but has become established in other places because of pet releases and has become an invasive species in many introduced areas, like California, where it outcompetes the native western pond turtle.

Similar species: Turtles And Tortoises
Species identified by DragonC
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By Joost Thissen

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Uploaded Dec 27, 2011. Captured Jul 13, 2008 15:40 in Putstraat 6, 6235 Ulestraten, The Netherlands.
  • NIKON D60
  • f/5.6
  • ISO500
  • 200mm