I spotted this Box Turtle with a dried Earthworm crossing an asphalt road here in Arkansas. I see Earthworms on the roads early in the mornings and when the sun rises some Earthworms don’t survive. This Turtle must have picked this one up as it was crossing the road.

Box Turtle With Earthworm
Box Turtle With Earthworm

How I Got The Shot – Box Turtle With Dried Earthworm

I was out for a walk at Vache Grasse Park near Lavaca, Arkansas when I spotted this Turtle. This was back in June 2008. I was hand-holding my camera and lens.


• Location: Vache Grasse Park (Arkansas)
• Date Taken: June 8, 2008
• Aperture: f9.0
• Shutter speed: 1/400 sec.
• ISO: 400
• Exposure Bias: 0 EV
• Exposure Mode: Aperture Priority
• Focal Length: 400 mm
• Lens: Canon EF 100-400 mm f/4.5-5.6 L IS USM
• Camera: Canon EOS 40D

Here are a few more Box Turtles I have photographed:

Early Spring Box Turtle
Colorful Three-toed Box Turtle
Three-toed Box Turtle Close-up
Three-toe Box Turtle Walking On Rocks
Moving Turtles From Road