Swamp Critters

Here are a few swamp critters I spotted yesterday.
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This little swamp area is always good for spotting turtles everywhere.

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I took these shots later in the day so there aren't as many turtles out as usual.

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If I had come here early in the morning the entire log would be covered in turtles.

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All these guys appear to be painted turtles but I have seen big snappers here sometimes.

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A couple mallard were hanging out eating all the duck weed. This guy appears to be molting everywhere.

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Look at this soup of various algae and duck weed. What a green soup that attracts various animals.

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All sorts of frogs lurk around under the green duckweed.

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Most of they leap away as you approach the swamp edge, but every now and then you can find a fearless one that thinks it is too camouflage to see. I got this shot with my cell phone right next to it.

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Now for a random shot of a swampy fish tank I have at home. This is the king angel fish of the tank that rules over the smaller guppies and neons. I wonder if the swamp out in the wild has some random fish lurking around under all that duckweed.

That's all for now, thanks for looking :-)



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Really nice light and colors in these shots

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Pure green. I have to try and get there in the morning to see how many turtles are covering everything.

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Very extraordinary picture.
I'd like to ask.
Are there no venomous animals like snakes in the water?
Because I saw ducks playing there too.

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Yeah I got bitten a few times, one of the risks you take around swamps.

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and now you're full of mosquito bites? I like the colors of the first picture! 👍

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Yeah I got bitten a few times, one of the risks you take around swamps.

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Loved the close up of the frog. :))

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There were loads of frogs in there, around 10 hopped away before I could get a shot of all of their heads sticking out of the duckweed.

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We appreciate your work and your post has been manually curated by zoology team (oscurity,nelinoeva) on behalf of Amazing Nature Community. Keep up the good work!

beautiful photos

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