Red-Eared Slider

On my last kayak trip, it was pretty chilly starting out early in the morning, with temperatures around 40F. After kayaking/photographing for 2-3 hours, the temperature had risen, but still quite chilly. Even so, I found a single Red-eared Slider that found a sunny location to sunbathe. On a typical outing, with temperatures warm, there will be dozens of turtles sunning. But on this day, this was the only brave soul that I saw out of the water! Here are a couple of images I captured from the kayak as I exited the area:

Red-eared Slider sunning in the creek

Slowly gliding through the water, I managed to get a bit closer before he slid off into the water:

Red-eared Slider sunning in the creek

Photographic Equipment Used:

  • Canon 7D body
  • Canon EF 100-400mm, f/4.5-f/5.6 IS lens
  • Handheld from the kayak, with IS “On”
  • ISO 400
  • Aperture f/7.1
  • Shutter 1/640 sec.



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