Basking in the sun

This turtle seems to love his private spot to bask in the late afternoon sun. This textured clump of tree roots is just the right size to elevate the turtle out of the South Florida swamp. Lots of turtles inhabit this area, sharing it with alligators, large and small.

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Basking in the sun, this turtle keeps at least one eye open for the local alligators.