Eastern Box Turtle

An Eastern Box Turtle (Terrapene carolina carolina) was spotted at Huntley Meadows Park, in a meadow near the eastern terminus of the man-made berm.

A turtle is a good metaphor for the wisdom of slowing the rapid pace of day-to-day existence in order to enjoy some of life’s simpler pleasures.

I visited this location hoping to find another male Slender Spreadwing damselfly (Lestes rectangularis), but I wasn’t so driven that I couldn’t take a few minutes to photograph an animal that I see less frequently than one might expect.

Copyright © 2015 Walter Sanford. All rights reserved.

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One Response to “Eastern Box Turtle”

  1. Mike Powell Says:

    Beautiful shots of this slow-moving, but elusive creature. The turtle metaphor that I like most is that the turtle makes progress only when he sticks his neck out.

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