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Common Snapping Turtle

Due to its natural camouflage, I nearly stepped on this juvenile Common Snapping Turtle while I was walking along the Buckeye Trail. I was very excited that I spotted him – not just because I avoided stepping on the little guy, but because I really enjoy photographing small creatures that tend to stay still for the shot.

TAGS: Ohio, Reptile, Turtle

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Monroe, Ohio, United States of America
Member since 2017
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Image Source: mobile
Date Taken: 07.2016
Total Views: 33
Filed Under: Natural World
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Date Uploaded: April 4, 2017, 8:35 a.m.
Camera Make: Apple
Camera Model: iPhone 6 Plus
Focal Length: 4.2mm
Shutter Speed: 1/276
Aperture: f2.2
ISO: ISO32
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