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Uploaded 6-Jul-13
Taken 29-Jun-13

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Keywords:ANNER, apalachicola, diamondback terrapin, florida, reptiles, turtles
Photo Info

Dimensions4611 x 3017
Original file size4.95 MB
Image typeJPEG
Color spacesRGB
Date taken29-Jun-13 08:49
Date modified6-Jul-13 14:46
Shooting Conditions

Camera makeCanon
Camera modelCanon EOS 7D
Focal length100 mm
Max lens aperturef/2.8
Exposure1/30 at f/7.1
FlashFired, compulsory mode
Exposure bias0 EV
Exposure modeManual
Exposure prog.Manual
ISO speedISO 800
Metering modePattern
Diamondback Terrapin

Diamondback Terrapin

Malaclemys terrapin. I rarely photograph captive animals, but I couldn't resist this strange-looking specimen at Florida's Apalachicola National Estuarine Research Reserve. This is America's only species of brackish-water turtles and they have a number of interesting behaviors, including the ability to catch falling rain drops as a source of fresh water. The odd skin color and markings are typical.