Today's photos of the day are captures of the turtle . I got some close up shots while sitting near a pond in a park watching them swim and walk around.
For those of you who don't know the difference between a tortoise and turtle . Tortoises are mostly land animals and can not survive in water , whereas turtles can live on both land and water. There is also the difference in the shape of their shells. The tortoises have domed shaped shell and the turtles have flatter shells.
Did you know one of the interesting facts about turtles is that they evolved before mammals ,birds, snakes ,crocodiles etc.They have been on earth for more than a 200 million years, from the time of the dinosaurs!The earlier species could not retract their head into the shell. Sixty different bones are connected together to form the shell of a turtle , the shell has nerve ending which make them sensitive to touch and they have great eye sight and smell as well.Sadly they are endangered species and need to be protected.
Interesting n informative
Thanks a lot Deepa!
Caz / InvisiblyMe
Oh wow, I don’t think I ever realised they’d been around since the dinosaurs, incredible! They definitely need our protection, they’re pretty amazing creatures. You’ve got some fantastic photos! 🙂
It's amazing isn't it , to think they were one of the first few creatures before humans even came into existence. Yes ,they need to be protected from us humans from our lifestyle and actions . It is sad that they are poached and slaughtered for their eggs, meat, skin and shells. So glad to hear your comments on the photographs. Thank you so much!
Oh WOW! Informative post! Plus, your photos are AMAZING Nisha👍👍
I love TURTLES!❤️❤️
I love turtles as well , they are so cute and harmless. Glad to hear you loved the photos and the post.Thank you Richa!
Great photo work and nice story. Be Well !
Many Thanks for the wonderful comments . Have a great day!
Great post with beautiful pictures and interesting info! Thanks for sharing.
Thanks a lot Megala , appreciate it!
Aw! I love turtles. My boyfriend has a happy pet turtle. Wonderful pictures! 🙂
That's wonderful to know . It must be so awesome to have it as a pet . Thank you for stopping by and comments!
Interesting info Nisha !! Great captures though 👍
Thank you so much Jyo!
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Thank you so much Kanisha for the kind gesture , appreciate it !
Such interesting facts - especially about the 60 bones forming the shell of the turtle! My daughter and I enjoyed these pictures very much! 🙂
Happy to hear you enjoyed it with your daughter Anna. Thank you so much!
Ah, turtles. They're a reminders for me that life can still progress and we can be happy if we slow down.
That's a beautiful interpretation and reminder . Thank you so much for the comments and stopping by!
Very informative post Nisha and I liked the details on the turtles in your photos. Well captured!
Thank you so much Sandhya for the appreciation!
Awesome photo you have shared here, Thanks a lot for sharing it because it make myself to love.
Thank you so much!