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13th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World
Be careful of what you throw in the water

Walking through the park I spotted a turtle. I noticed the leaf on its back and what I thought was a branch in its mouth. Later when I reviewed all my pictures, to my dismay, I noticed the turtle had a hook in his mouth. I was at a park and the turtle was near a pond. People need to be more careful about what they throw or drop in the water.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 10.2015
Date Uploaded: 12.2015
Photo Location: Charlotte, North Carolina, United States of America
Camera: COOLPIX P530
Copyright: © Yaviri Escalera