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15th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World
Common Snapping Turtle

Due to its natural camouflage, I nearly stepped on this juvenile Common Snapping Turtle while I was walking along the Buckeye Trail. I was very excited that I spotted him – not just because I avoided stepping on the little guy, but because I really enjoy photographing small creatures that tend to stay still for the shot.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 07.2016
Date Uploaded: 04.2017
Photo Location: Piqua, Ohio, United States of America
Camera: iPhone 6 Plus
Copyright: © Sterling Deck