19th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World
Turtle in a lake

A floating plant in the lake (top left corner) was sheltering a spider and another insect. I was really intrigued and decided to take a picture; suddenly this beauty popped up. I like how the turtle's stare is just striking and direct.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 05.2021
Date Uploaded: 05.2021
Photo Location: Rio Piedras, Puerto Rico
Copyright: © Paola Canales