A Pair Of Florida Red Belllied Turtles ( Pseudoemys Nelsoni ) And Some Bluegill ...
Stockphoto ID: 3631663
File name: AS-TurtlRef6040.JPG
Format: digital, 3000+ pixels longest side
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Source: photographer Based in: United States
Description: A pair of Florida red belllied turtles ( Pseudoemys nelsoni ) and some 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 .
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