Surprisingly Cute Photos of Turtles

See snakelike necks, alligatorish backs, and a turtle with two heads.
All of the images come from the Photo Ark, photographer Joel Sartore’s project to document the world’s captive species.

Turtles06aReach Out, I’ll Be There
The Reimann’s snake-necked turtle (Chelodina reimanni) is so named because of its long neck.
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Turtles06bTwo Heads Are Better Than …
Two-headed yellow-bellied sliders (Trachemys scripta scripta) can be found in Atlantic drainages along the southeastern border of the United States.
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This Mississippi diamondback terrapin (Malaclemys terrapin) is just trying to see what’s up.
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Turtles06dWon’t Get Fooled Again
A false map turtle (Graptemys pseudogeographica) has lines across its shell, but they won’t lead you anywhere.
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Photo Ark aims to inspire people not just to care about the natural world, but also to help protect these animals for future generations.

Surprisingly Cute Photos of Turtles

more at nationalgeographic


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