Photos of the day – Turtle

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.

Turtle with a nice pose.

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.

A big turtle (
probably the mom )swam by and came to the smaller one.

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.

Compare the sizes of the big and small ones
Turtle

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22 Comments

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    deepa
    April 24, 2019 at 2:36 pm

    Interesting n informative

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    Caz / InvisiblyMe
    April 24, 2019 at 3:00 pm

    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! 🙂
    Caz xx

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      InspiresNish
      April 24, 2019 at 5:57 pm

      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!

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    Richa
    April 24, 2019 at 3:14 pm

    Oh WOW! Informative post! Plus, your photos are AMAZING Nisha👍👍

    I love TURTLES!❤️❤️

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      InspiresNish
      April 24, 2019 at 5:49 pm

      I love turtles as well , they are so cute and harmless. Glad to hear you loved the photos and the post.Thank you Richa!

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    Louis Dallara
    April 25, 2019 at 11:07 am

    Great photo work and nice story. Be Well !

    • Reply
      InspiresNish
      April 25, 2019 at 12:52 pm

      Many Thanks for the wonderful comments . Have a great day!

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    Megala
    April 25, 2019 at 11:36 am

    Great post with beautiful pictures and interesting info! Thanks for sharing.

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      InspiresNish
      April 25, 2019 at 12:58 pm

      Thanks a lot Megala , appreciate it!

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    Sa Huynh
    April 26, 2019 at 8:35 pm

    Aw! I love turtles. My boyfriend has a happy pet turtle. Wonderful pictures! 🙂

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      InspiresNish
      May 1, 2019 at 2:54 pm

      That’s wonderful to know . It must be so awesome to have it as a pet . Thank you for stopping by and comments!

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    Jyo
    April 28, 2019 at 10:11 am

    Interesting info Nisha !! Great captures though 👍

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    Kanisha
    May 5, 2019 at 9:24 am

    I nominated you for the sunshine blogger award! https://wp.me/paxzNj-X

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      InspiresNish
      May 7, 2019 at 9:05 pm

      Thank you so much Kanisha for the kind gesture , appreciate it !

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    Dietitian Mom
    May 7, 2019 at 1:53 pm

    Such interesting facts – especially about the 60 bones forming the shell of the turtle! My daughter and I enjoyed these pictures very much! 🙂

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      InspiresNish
      May 7, 2019 at 9:14 pm

      Happy to hear you enjoyed it with your daughter Anna. Thank you so much!

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    Miss N
    May 10, 2019 at 4:10 am

    Ah, turtles. They’re a reminders for me that life can still progress and we can be happy if we slow down.

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      InspiresNish
      May 10, 2019 at 1:48 pm

      That’s a beautiful interpretation and reminder . Thank you so much for the comments and stopping by!

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    Sandhya Nadkarni
    May 29, 2019 at 2:14 pm

    Very informative post Nisha and I liked the details on the turtles in your photos. Well captured!

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      InspiresNish
      May 30, 2019 at 12:33 pm

      Thank you so much Sandhya for the appreciation!

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