Some people find wood turtles to be cute little animals and they love to watch them as they creep across the landscape raising their heads to listen to or see any strange movements. The underside of wood turtles is a bright orange hue which is easily seen in this picture taken at the Biodome de Montreal in Quebec, Canada.
One turtle rests along the rocks in the background of this picture, another heads in that direction to see what is going on and the wood turtle in the foreground appears to have come from the underground world. His shell is covered with wood shavings that camouflage the intricate designs that adorn the carapace of wood turtles.
Wood turtles are considered to be a very smart species in their family and can still be found in the wilderness of the Canadian provinces of Ontario, Quebec, New Brunswick and Nova Scotia and in about seventeen different places in the United States. Many wood turtles fall prey to predators, a long list of varied diseases or parasites, so life in captivity for a turtle is not such a bad place.
These wood turtles at the Biodome de Montreal in Quebec, Canada are kept in perfect conditions where strange illnesses or attacks from predators will only occur on the rare occasion. They are fed the proper food and nourishment such as a variety of fruit, vegetables and a varied diet of animal protein. The staff at the Biodome ensure that their home at the Laurentian Forest is always well maintained.
While visiting the Biodome de Montreal, be sure to take a picture of two of the Wood Turtles that roam the climatic controlled forests of the Laurentian Forest.
Wood Turtle, Clemmys insculpta, in the Laurentian Forest at the Biodome, Biodome de Montreal, Hochelaga-Maisonneuve, Montreal, Quebec, Canada.
I photographed this photo with the digital SLR camera model Canon EOS-1Ds Mark II, aperture of f/5.6, exposure time of 1/200 sec. on ISO 1600, as always I used a original Canon Lens, the focus lenght for this picture was 220mm.
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