Another Close-up Of A Three-Toed Box Turtle

Three-Toed Box Turtle - Sequoyah National Wildlife Refuge - Oklahoma

Three-Toed Box Turtle - Sequoyah National Wildlife Refuge - Oklahoma

This is another photo I took of a Three-Toed Box Turtle while at the Sequoyah National Wildlife Refuge in Oklahoma. I posted a photo a few days ago of one that was a brighter color (Colorful Three-Toed Box Turtle).

I'll see several of these at this refuge during this time of year on the tour road. You need to be careful not to run over them. I did see one on the road that was dead.

Three-Toed Box Turtle Facts

  • Has three toes (occasionally four) on each hind foot.

  • Box turtles are so named because each adult can shut its shell tight like a box after pulling in its head and legs.

  • They are omnivores, meaning they eat both meat and plant matter.

  • Some individuals can live 70 years or more.

How I Got The Shot - Three-Toed Box Turtle

I spotted this turtle in the parking area at the beginning of the paved road in the Sandtown area. I took several photos of this turtle in the paved parking lot and I then left the area. A few minutes later I drove back by and it was crossing the gravel road. I decided to get a few more photos because these photos look better than the ones taken on pavement.

I removed my bean bag from my pickup and placed it on the ground. I then rested my Fujifilm X-T3 with a Canon EF 100-400 mm f/4.5-5.6L IS II lens attached with a Fringer EF-FX Pro on the bag. I was shooting in aperture priority mode (AV) with a shutter speed of 1/120 of a second at f8 and the ISO at 1600. I also noticed that I accidentally had a -1.0 exposure value. White Balance was set on auto.

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