Northern Map Turtle (Graptemys geographica)
An aquatic turtle endemic to Montreal although not very frequent. Loves to warm up on stones reaching out of the water surface.
How To Identify
Tricky to identify as this species looks very similar to the Painted Turtle. The lack of red color on skin and along the border of the carapace is a hint. The turtle shows clearly viewable light markings on skin.
Where and When to Spot
I saw this turtle species only once in Rapids Park Lachine at a spot which is usually occupied by Painted Turtles.
Photos of this species with information about where, when the photo has been taken; camera, lens used and camera settings.
Rapids Park Lachine
Saturday, April 29, 2017
TAMRON SP AF 150-600mm F5-6.3 VC USD A011N
Focal Length 600mm
Shutter Speed 1/1250s