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Painted Turtle  - Chrysemys picta

Painted Turtle - Chrysemys picta

Common turtle endemic to the area. Beautiful painting on skin and carapace. Loves to warm up on tree trunks and stones reaching out of the water surface.

Common Names

How to Identify

Very similar to the Northern Map Turtle. Identifiable due to the red colors on skin and carapace.

Where & When to Spot

Can be seen in different parks along Saint Lawrence River spring, summer and autumn.

Painted Turtle (Chrysemys picta)

Painted Turtle (Chrysemys picta)

Sitting on a trunk, just outside the water, enjoying the sun meanwhile ready to escape back into the water anytime.

Park Angrignon - October 04, 2015

NIKON D7100; 70.0-300.0 mm f/4.5-5.6; Focal Length 300mm; Exposure 1/640; Aperture f5.6; Iso 320;
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Painted Turtle (Chrysemys picta)

Painted Turtle (Chrysemys picta)

Painted Turtle sitting on a trunk enjoying the last sunbeams at sunset in Park Angrignon.

Park Angrignon - September 06, 2015

NIKON D7100; 70.0-300.0 mm f/4.5-5.6; Focal Length 300mm; Exposure 1/500; Aperture f5.6; Iso 500;
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