Photos of birds, fish, flowers and miscellaneous things that catch my eye and instill a sense of wonder.
Monday, August 20, 2012
Red-Headed River Turtle
Red-headed river turtle, Podocnemis erythrocephala. These are native to swampy areas surrounding the Rio Negro (black river) in Brazil and Venezuela. While once over-collected for the pet trade, they are now rebounding thanks to legal protection. You still see them for sale once in a while at petshops that cater to more exotic pets.