A Florida Red Belllied Turtle ( Pseudoemys Nelsoni ) And Bluegill Fish ( Lepomis ...
Stockphoto ID: 3631662
File name: AS-TurtleRef6042.JPG
Format: digital, 3000+ pixels longest side
Property release: yes Model release: no
Source: photographer Based in: United States
Description: A Florida red belllied turtle ( Pseudoemys nelsoni ) and bluegill fish ( Lepomis macrochirus ) swim among cloud reflections at the surface of a pond , Florida , USA . Red bellied turtles are known to lay their own eggs in the nests of alligators ; as the female alligator defends her eggs from predators like raccoons , she indirectly protects the turtle eggs as well .