This turtle looked about a foot long, and was completely invisible once submerged in the algae in Wascana Creek. (The bits of algae are sharp in the images; without my telephoto lens, they blurred to solid green.)
For more about these turtles — and a glimpse at their wonderful painted lower — see the Western Painted Turtle post from earlier this spring, when I located the spot in Regina where they like to sun.
(And yes, for the record, I still love their name: Chrysemys picta bellii. Bella belly, indeed!)
|Western Painted Turtle in Wascana Creek|
— check out the claws! © SB
|Verde, que te quiero verde... Verde agua...|
How green can it get! And the turtle, too. © SB
What is this? Painted Turtle, Chrysemys picta bellii
Location: Wascana Creek (west of the Albert Street Bridge), Regina, Saskatchewan.
Photo date: July 9, 2012.