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Ham squirrel
Poised to Pollinate
Picture of my ballerina daughter.
Union Pacific Ballast train heading west
Couple Outside the Petersen Automotive Museum
Couple on the Beach Enjoying Sunset
Swan Passing by the London Mastaba
Kids at Sea Isle City beach
Walk along the trail from Cogee to Bondi
Rocky shore and flowery view hiking Cogee to Bondi Trail
Ducks
Terrapin Crossing
Splash park
Girl next to blue wall
Solitary man
A Rose
nice place to relaxing with the view
Follow that bird!
Paradise Palms
Pink Tulips
Pair of Pink Tulips
Red Tulips
UP Sunset
17th Annual Smithsonian.com Photo Contest
Terrapin Crossing

In this photograph is a mother Diamondback Terrapin. She was just finished laying eggs as she was crossing back over the crush-shell road towards the water. This is a protected species that is on the decline. Watching her lay the eggs was very encouraging.

TAGS: Florida, Nature, Turtle

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© Christopher Gutierrez.
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Image Source: digital
Date Taken: 05.2019
Filed Under: Natural World
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Date Uploaded: July 1, 2019, 1:18 p.m.
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PHOTO LOCATION Sanibel, Florida, United States of America