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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

  • Painted Turtle (en)
  • Tortuga pintada (es)
  • Tortue peinte (fr)
  • Zierschildkr√∂te (de)

Taxonomy

  • Testudines
  • Emydidae
  • Chrysemys picta

Where & When to Spot

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

Observation Logs

On every park visit, we maintain a log of species spotted and identified. If you maintain a similar list, please consider sharing it with Muuuh Wildlife Photography: Share Logs.

LocationSpringSummerAutumnWinter
Park Angrignon, Montreal 2 1 1 0

Times a species has been spotted, identified and logged while visiting this park. A species is reported only once / park visit. Only parks listed which we visit frequently all year long. Consult the page animal tracking about how we log observations in field.

How to Identify

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

Photos

Painted Turtle (Chrysemys picta)

Painted Turtle (Chrysemys picta)

Four turtles sitting on a trunk in a row warming up.

Park Angrignon, Montreal - 2022-04-30

NIKON Z 6; NIKKOR Z 70-200mm f/2.8 VR S Z TC-2.0x; Focal Length 240mm; Exposure 1/400; Aperture f/5.6; Iso 160;

Painted Turtle (Chrysemys picta)

Painted Turtle (Chrysemys picta)

Two turtles sitting on a trunk to warm up during one of the first warm spring days.

Park Angrignon, Montreal - 2022-04-30

NIKON Z 6; NIKKOR Z 70-200mm f/2.8 VR S Z TC-2.0x; Focal Length 400mm; Exposure 1/400; Aperture f/5.6; Iso 160;

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, Montreal - 2015-10-04

NIKON D7100; 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6; Focal Length 300mm; Exposure 1/640; Aperture f5.6; Iso 320;

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, Montreal - 2015-09-06

NIKON D7100; 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6; Focal Length 300mm; Exposure 1/500; Aperture f5.6; Iso 500;

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