I love turtles since my childhood. Captured this photos at Vazira Ganesh Temple, Mumbai. Also along-with photos, sharing some interesting facts about turtles which I read here -

Turtles have been on the earth for more than 200 million years. Turtles are one of the oldest and most primitive groups of reptiles and have outlived many other species( including dinosaurs).They evolved before mammals, birds, crocodiles, snakes, and even lizards. Several species of turtles can live to be over a hundred years of age including the American Box Turtle. The earliest turtles had teeth and could not retract their heads, but other than this, modern turtles are very similar to their original ancestors.

Turtles live on every continent except Antarctica. Turtles range in size from the 4-inch Bog Turtle to the 1500-pound Leathery Turtle. The top domed part of a turtle's shell is called the carapace, and the bottom underlying part is called the plastron. The shell of a turtle is made up of 60 different bones all connected together.

Turtles have good eyesight and an excellent sense of smell. Hearing and sense of touch are both good and even the shell contains nerve endings.

Some aquatic turtles can absorb oxygen through the skin on their neck and cloacal areas allowing them to remain submerged underwater for extended periods of time and enabling them to hibernate underwater.

This post is a part of ABC Wednesday Challenge. Theme for this week is "T is for"  Link to ABC Wednesday


  1. turtles are cool!


  2. Wow! Very beautiful.......... :)

  3. loved the last two pics the most

  4. Lovely pics, Deepa! :)

  5. I enjoyed reading this about the turtle, I've seen them in Turkey where they come ashore to lay their eggs and bury them in the sand,
    They do this at night and people are banned from the areas where they lay their eggs.e turtles.
    The Turks are very protective of their turtles but they do have organised event where people can see them.
    We went on a trip up the Dalyan River where you could see them basking on the rocks, most interesting !
    Best wishes,
    ABCW team.

  6. Beautiful. I love turtles, ever since I was a little kid and accidentally caught one on my fishing line. I nursed him back to health and let him go. A few years ago, I saved a baby turtle from getting run down by a truck and put him near a local pond. Turns out it was an alligator snapping turtle! I saw him again a few years later and he was huge!

  7. Interesting turtle info, Deepa.
    You've got some really nice pictures here.

  8. When I was a kid I had turtles as pets. When I taught school, I had them as classroom pets. The last one I had grew to saucer size, the only one that lived that long and grew that much. When I moved, I had to find a new home for Butch. Fortunately I found a turtle lover that was glad to add him to his home. - Margy

  9. Enjoyed going through your blog. Have a great week ahead! Will be back soon...



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