Snapping turtle - seq #3 - The guy

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Heather Mellon

I agree with Debra.. this may well be the turtle's favorite sunning spot and he wasn't about to share it :) An interesting slice of life on the marsh Yves, beautifully captured!

Yves Langlois

thank you thank you heather. Stay tune for more stories to come in a short futur. I think I have some nice shot from my Gaspesian Peninsula tour.

Yves Langlois

Thank you Debra.

Debra Plett

Cool shots and story Yves. Must have been fun to watch the competition to take over the log. Really like this final composition.

At the Carbonneau marsh in Sherbrooke. The many years old turtle chased the merganser, pushing him from the bottom up to the far end of the log. I did not stay to see the end of the story. It look like predation but I still doubt turtle eat ducks.. I'd rather think it is a territorial issue. The turtle is using the log for sunbathing and don't want to share the place. I still wonder about what I saw.
Taken By
Yves Langlois
Taken On
June 26, 2020
snapping turtle merganser predation chase
  • Camera: SLT-A35
  • Focal: 400
  • Lens Model: 70-400mm F4-5.6 G SSM
  • Shutter speed: 0.002 sec
  • Aperture: f/ 5.6

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