Category Archives: Turtles

Colorful Three-toed Box Turtle

I came across this colorful Three-toed Box Turtle while it was crossing the asphalt section of the tour road at the Sequoyah National Wildlife Refuge in Oklahoma. I was able to get a closeup to show the colors of this turtle. Heads of adult males and females are often brightly colored with a mix of white, orange, yellow… Read More »

Three-toed Box Turtle Close-up

This is a close-up photo I took of a Three-Toed Box Turtle while at the Sequoyah National Wildlife Refuge in Oklahoma. I’ll see several of these at this refuge during this time of year on the tour road. Please be careful not to run over them. I did see one on the road that was dead. You can… Read More »

Three-toe Box Turtle Walking On Rocks

This is a photograph I took of a Three-toed Box Turtle Walking On Rocks. These rocks cover most of the tour road at the Sequoyah National Wildlife Refuge in Oklahoma. The Refuge has been adding these rocks to the roads for the past two or three years. The large rocks haven’t prevented Turtles from crossing. It may slow… Read More »

Ouachita Map Turtle

I had to do research to figure out what type of Turtle this is I photographed at the Sequoyah National Wildlife Refuge in Oklahoma. I believe it is a Ouachita Map Turtle. On each side of the head, there are three large blotches that distinguish Ouachita map turtles from all our other map turtles. One is behind the… Read More »

Eastern River Cooter

I photographed this Eastern River Cooter back in June 2018 while it was crossing the tour road at the Sequoyah National Wildlife Refuge in Oklahoma. Finding one on the road makes it easy to see one of these turtles up close. Females often cross roads looking for suitable nesting spots. How I Got The Shot – Eastern River… Read More »