17th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World
Tiny Turtle

While walking in a local park we saw this young yellow bellied turtle trying to cross a busy road. We rescued him by ferrying him (or her) across so he could continue the trek she had started. It struck me how old (from the time of dinosaurs) and how new (so small and cute) turtles are and how every creature sometimes needs help.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 08.2017
Date Uploaded: 11.2019
Photo Location: Wilmington, North Carolina, United States of America
Camera: iPhone SE
Copyright: © Stella McTaggart