Sunday, 24 October 2010

Soft Shell


Non-native turtle at the Quinta da Alagoa Park, Carcavelos, Portugal

10 comments:

Dina said...

Native or not, the turtle looks beautiful in its element.

Food, Fun and Life in the Charente said...

What a lovely shot. It looks very happy being non native. Diane

Y. Ikeda said...

Hi JM,
My first time to leave comment on your fantastic blog(s) AS as individual. I started having my own blog very recently. I always enjoy your photography!
It seems to me the turtle in this image is "Chinese soft-shelled turtle". In Japan, we eat and cook in the soup, to be honest. We even drink blood!!! Actually I was thinking to go to Japanese restaurant with my wife to have this soup in the near future, since she is getting cold...
Cheers.

jen said...

My daughter and I just spent 10 minutes exclaiming over your photos! Just lovely! :)

Jacob said...

This particular turtle looks very similar to other turtles I've seen. ;-)

We lived on a canal in Ft. Lauderdale. The canal had many turtles. People would catch the turtles and eat them. Finally, the authorities put a stop to it. Thank goodness or there wouldn't have been any turtles left!

Joy said...

Aaww. Turtles make me think old, history, wise. Lovely capture.

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Bibliophile By the Sea said...

Your photography is spectacular. I look forward to them each week:) Thanks

SAPhotographs (Joan) said...

What a cute fellow. It seems like turtles have been taken from one country to another and now are taking over from the indigenous ones.

Stickup Artist said...

I wish to come upon a turtle in my desert excursions. I'm glad to see this one has some cool water splashed with sunlight in which to live out his turtle dreams...

Serra said...

Uau! Não fazia ideia que também já há destas moles na Qta. da Alagoa!