Florida Cooter Turtle - Peeking Out of Shell
A Florida Cooter turtle slighty peeks its head out of its shell to see what is going on outside only to see a pesky underwater photogapher. The turtle is on the bottom amongst the mossy growth under an uverhead cover of marine plants in the small Ponce De Leon Springs in the Panhandle
Reflection of Turtle Breathing
A Peninsula Cooter Turtle standing up in shallow water putting its nose out of the water breathing air on the surface with its body reflecting on the underside of the water surface.
Hawksbill Sea Turtle Under Reef
A Hawksbill sea turtle, Eretmochelys imbricata, rests in the sand under a reef ledge at the expansive coral reef in the Atlantic Ocean waters off of Delray Beach, Florida.
Florida Cooter Turtle - Warming Sun Rays
A Florida Cooter turtle walks on the bottom in the clear freshwater toward the sun rays beaming down from above near the small dam at Ponce De Leon Springs a state park in the panhandle of northwest Florida.
Curious Peninsula Cooter Turtle - Ponce De Leon Springs
A curious Peninsula Cooter turtle swims toward the photogapher and then swims away once its curiousity is satisfied.
Penisula Cooter Turtle Reflection
A Penisula Cooter Turtle and bottom aquatic plants reflect of the surface of the clear freshwaters of Merritts Mill Pond on a summer day in Marianna, FL.
Peninsula Cooter - Morrison Springs Cavern
A Peninsula Cooter turtle (Pseudemys floridana peninsularis) looking up and positioned on the sandy bottom of the Morrison Springs cavern at 80 feet deep in the fresh clearwaters of the State Park near Red Bay, FL in May 2012.
Soft Shell Turtle - Blue Grotto
A female Soft Shell Turtle, named Virgil, swims to the bottom of the shallow end of the Blue Grotto cavern. This soft shell turtle was originally a pet turtle and the owner asked if the turtle could live in the grotto and has been living there for the last fifteen years. Virgil is very curious with SCUBA divers.
Peninsula Cooter - Surfaced Breathing
A Peninsula Cooter turtle, Pseudemys floridana peninsularis, surfaces for air in the crystal clear freshwater of Morrison Springs shoreline with mossy rocks and submerged tree trunks underwater and Cypress trees above water at the state park near Red Bay, FL in May 2012.
Peninsula Cooter - Coming Out
A Peninsula Cooter turtle, Pseudemys floridana peninsularis, pokes its head out from behind the underwater plants in the shallow clear freshwaters along the shoreline of Fanning Springs state park in central florida.
Penisular Cooter Turtle - Sunning on Cypress Log
A Penisular Cooter Turtle stretches out and rests on a cypress log floating in Merritts Mill Pond in Marianna, FL on a warm sunny day in September 2013.
Musk Turtle Hiding
A Loggerhead Musk Turtle buries itself in the sandy mud at the bottom of Merritts Mill Pond near the Twin Caves spring trying to hide from the underwater photographer on a summer day in Marianna, FL.
Turtle Surfaces to Breathe
A juvenile Peninsular Cooter turtle surfaces for air under the trees and over the rocks along the shoreline in the crystal clear waters of Merritts Mill Pond in Marianna, FL on Father's day in June 2013.
Juvenile Turtle Curiosity
A juvenile Peninsular Cooter Turtle swims toward, instead of away, from the underwater photographer and gets a close up look of the camera in the shallow clear freshwaters of Merritts Mill Pond, Marianna, FL in June 2013.
A Peninsula Cooter turtle, Pseudemys floridana peninsularis, walking across the sandy bottom just inside of the Morrison Springs cavern 85 feet deep in the 69 degree clear freshwaters of the state park near Red Bay, FL in May 2012.
A Black Sea Turtle, Chelonia mydas agassizi, with a remora trying to attach, swims through a school of fish in the clear warm South Pacific ocean waters near Tavarua Island off the coast of Liti Levu, Fiji in March 2012.