Saturday, May 9, 2009

Camera Critters

Camera Critters is another wonderful meme hosted by Misty Dawn. You can find other critter photos by clicking on the icon below. Thank you Misty.

I took photos of these turtles the other day, actually just two of them though there were lots more around. These drifted in front of my camera lens.

I was quite shocked to see how much moss and algae had grown on this one's back. I didn't notice how much until the photo was enlarged on the computer screen later on that day. Told quite a story, at the very least he has been around a very long time, a veritable great-grandpa of a turtle and a pretty good size.

17 comments:

J said...

Wow, I never knew algae and stuff grew on turtle shells. Looks kind of freaky.

MedaM said...

Oh, this is an interesting series of photos. The first photo I like the most; it seems to me the most attractive.
Have a nice weekend!

Coca Cutie said...

I once had one, it was very old, it belonged to my grandpa

Cezar and Léia said...

Fabulous post! She is cuuuutttteeee!
I love turtles a lot!I had one when I was a kid! Cool memories!Nowadays only cats, or "the"cat, in my life! LOL
Have a nice weekend
Léia

diane said...

He is carrying his garden around with him. A great photo of him and hs growth.

Karen said...

Nice shots.... I really like the first one.

I didn't know that moss and algae grew on turtle shells. Camera Critters is such a wonderful meme, you learn so many interesting things :-)

Ladynred said...

It's interesting to know that moss and algae grow on turtles shell. Great shots! Happy Mother's Day!

VALKYRIEN said...

My goodness! Poor little guy! I didn't know that could happen! Hope it is not making any difficulties for him - or her!

Great captures!

Snap said...

Here's wishing Granpa Turtle many more years!

Tammy said...

The first one looks like a red earred slider.

b13 said...

What fantastic camouflage! No wonder he has lasted so long!

mommanator said...

you should see the manatee- they have all kinds of stuff growing on them

Dianne said...

I like the first photo a lot, he looks much younger from a distance ;)

Sue said...

Great pictures. That is cool how it had all the algea on it. Very interesting. TFS

2sweetnsaxy said...

Wow. I never knew that stuff grew on them. That's kind of gross.

storyteller said...

Amazing discovery and photos. I had no idea this could happen.
Hugs and blessings,

Denise said...

Thanks for visiting everyone.