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Eastern box turtle in the mountains of Virginia

We were hiking in the mountains of Virginia with our 2 year old son, when he suddenly called out, "LOOK!" as he pointed to the box turtle scurrying along some rocks. He had never seen a turtle before, and as I watched this one, I thought about what a fascinating thing it must look like to his new eyes. As I took the shot, I tried to view it as one seeing it for the first time as well.

TAGS: Hiking, Mountains, Turtle, United States, Virginia

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Greensboro, North Carolina, United States of America
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© Gia Lineberry.
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Image Source: digital
Date Taken: 07.2016
Total Views: 77
Filed Under: Natural World
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Date Uploaded: July 6, 2016, 2:21 p.m.
Camera Make: SONY
Camera Model: ILCE-6000
Focal Length: 210mm
Shutter Speed: 1/80
Aperture: f6.3
ISO: ISO250
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PHOTO LOCATION Henry, Virginia, United States of America