17th Annual Smithsonian.com Photo Contest
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.
© Christopher Gutierrez.
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||July 1, 2019, 1:18 p.m.