Swamp Spring

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This lovely box turtle newly emerged from hibernation, crawled away from his winter home, still sleepy.


A tiny painted turtle having a look around.


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A frog just up from the mud.


Lots of mating activity.

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One of the resident nesting pair of geese, enjoying a little time away from nest sitting duties.


Comments on: "Swamp Spring" (38)

  1. Beautifully captured scenes – these are so much fun.

  2. Haha, in the first image, the turtle looks like it does NOT want to be bothered. As though he’s saying, “go away”. But then again, most turtles just appear that way.

  3. Love these…so tells us spring is finally here! Yeah!!

  4. Is it true that you know all these wonderful creatures by name?

  5. Wonderful images, Elena. I love seeing these. 🙂

  6. Hooray spring! Hooray swap creatures! 🙂

  7. The swamp is just crawling with fabulous life forms! So nice to see all those creatures.
    : )

  8. How fantastic to have all this drama on your doorstep. Love your captures, Elena!

  9. A real lively swamp! Great pics, Elena! 🙂

  10. life life life made visible i can forget in winter that life is just as evident in all of the turning of the wheel 🙂

  11. Spring is springing Elena! 🙂

  12. You captured the spring activities nicely, Elena. And that first turtle really does look sleepy!

  13. Good observation and nicely photographed !

  14. Lovely pictures, thanks for sharing them.
    I love the sleepy turtle, poor thing. 🙂

  15. Very beautiful are the pictures, dear Elena. I love tortoise –unfortunately I can only see in the zoo. They say turtle bring prosperity!
    Thank you so much for sharing such beautiful images that touch!
    Have a wonderful day, dear Elena. Big hugs, with love, Stefania! 🙂

  16. It’s all happening in your fabulous swamp Elena!

  17. Beautiful shots Elena. 🙂

  18. I love the turtle closeups!

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