Big Bend Slider

Trachemys gaigeae gaigeae
(Hartweg 1939)
Big Bend NP, Brewster Co., Texas. August 11, 2016.

I wish I could have gotten closer to this basking slider, but the rain-swollen Rio Grande was running too high and too fast. I had to settle for telephoto shots from the far bank, doing the basking turtle shuffle – take a shot, take a few steps forward, take another shot, and repeat until the turtle dropped off the log.

My Flickr album for this species is here.

HerpMapper records for this species are here. 

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