RED-EARED SLIDER (TRACHEMYS SCRIPTA ELEGANS), GREAT LAKES AQUARIUM, DULUTH, MINNESOTA, JUNE 18, 2012
Tamron SP AF 90mm f2.8 DI Macro
1/20 sec. f8
This popular domestic pet turtle, often mistaken in the wild for a Painted Turtle, has escaped from captivity often enough so that in many places, especially Australia, it is considered a destructive invasive species. It was basking under a dim warming light in the Great Lakes Aquarium when I rested the camera on a railing to capture it.