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Loggerhead Musk Turtle (Sternotherus minor minor) Loggerhead Musk Turtle (Sternotherus minor minor) crawling along the bottom of the Santa Fe River, Gilchrist Co, Florida, May 2018 Gilchrist County,Loggerhead Musk Turtle,Loggerhead musk turtle,North American turtle; Florida,Santa Fe River,Sternotherus minor,Sternotherus minor minor,spring run Click/tap to enlarge PromotedSpecies introCountry intro

Loggerhead Musk Turtle (Sternotherus minor minor)

Loggerhead Musk Turtle (Sternotherus minor minor) crawling along the bottom of the Santa Fe River, Gilchrist Co, Florida, May 2018

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  1. Another beatiful weirdo, Dante! How did you possibly photograph it so well? Care to share the process? Posted 7 days ago
    1. There were several of these turtles crawling around the riverbed and they are smaller in size (~10cm). I just sat and waited. When I went to the surface for air, I moved slowly. There are lots of people in and out of these springs. I figure the turtles are used to people as long as you don't try to grab them. This species in particular seems to be curious. I shot the same species on the bottom of the Hiwassee River in Tennessee and they reacted to me in the same way - a little bit curious. Posted 5 days ago
      1. Ok, but do you use a diving suit, or is it not that deep? Special underwater photography gear? Posted 5 days ago
  2. What a wonderful face! :D Posted 7 days ago
  3. Great shot of this “stinkpot” - you even got the barbels! Posted 6 days ago
    1. Thank you! Posted 5 days ago

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The loggerhead musk turtle is a species of turtle native to the United States.

Similar species: Turtles And Tortoises
Species identified by fchristant
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Uploaded May 14, 2018. Captured Jan 20, 2016 10:27.
  • ILCE-6000
  • f/16.0
  • 1/60s
  • ISO250
  • 16mm