Painted Turtle sitting on a trunk enjoying the last sunbeams at sunset in Park Angrignon.

Painted Turtle (Chrysemys picta)

Common turtle endemic to the area. Beautiful painting on skin and carapace. Loves to warm up on tree trunks and stones reaching out of the water surface.

How To Identify

Very similar to the Northern Map Turtle. Identifiable due to the red colors on skin and carapace.

Where and When to Spot

Can be seen in different parks along Saint Lawrence River spring, summer and autumn.

Photography

Photos of this species with information about where, when the photo has been taken; camera, lens used and camera settings.

  • Parc Angrignon

    Sunday, October 4, 2015

    NIKON D7100
    70.0-300.0 mm f/4.5-5.6

    Focal Length 300mm
    Shutter Speed 1/640s
    Aperture f5.6
    ISO 320

  • Parc Angrignon

    Sunday, September 6, 2015

    NIKON D7100
    70.0-300.0 mm f/4.5-5.6

    Focal Length 300mm
    Shutter Speed 1/500s
    Aperture f5.6
    ISO 500

Taxonomy

Testudines
Emydidae
Chrysemys picta