Turtle Coming Out Of Hibernation

By | March 27, 2012

My first thought when I saw this turtle digging out of the ground was that it’s to bad that the first thing it sees is a human.

A Turtle Coming Out Of Hibernation

A Turtle Digging Out From The Leaves And Dirt

Turtles hide and hibernate. Those that live in water hide away beneath the ice of lakes, ponds and streams; those that live on land burrow under leaf litter and soil below the frost line.

Author: Steve Creek

An Arkansas-based wildlife photographer specializing in the wildlife found in Arkansas and Oklahoma. Steve’s images are created from his overwhelming passion for being outdoors with cameras in tow.

0 thoughts on “Turtle Coming Out Of Hibernation

  1. Barbara

    Wonderful information and terrific shot of Mr/Ms Turtle… loved it and agree with Mia – at least the first human was you.

  2. judi king

    Great camo for the turtle, did you hear him first or see him? He looks a little surprised yet relived it was a friendly human!

  3. Scott

    What a cool thing to find in the leaves. I love these prehistoric creatures. Snapping turtles and Painted Turtles are known to live here in Saskatchewan, but I’ve never seen one here,
    That’s some kind of spring weather you’re getting!

  4. Judy

    What a dear little turtle face. Looks like a grin to be in the sunshine again!