Mississippi Mud Turtle Covered In Mud

Mississippi Mud Turtle - Sequoyah National Wildlife Refuge - Oklahoma

Mississippi Mud Turtle - Sequoyah National Wildlife Refuge - Oklahoma

I photographed this Mississippi Mud Turtle at the Sequoyah National Wildlife Refuge toward the end of March 2018. I was walking the edge of a cornfield when I spotted it.

I think this is a Mississippi Mud Turtle. Please correct me if I am wrong.

I read that they move about on land and are often seen crossing roads during spring, summer, and fall, especially following rainstorms.

How I Got The Shot - Mississippi Mud Turtle

I was walking one of the roads that are off limits to vehicles. Part of this road bordered a cornfield. I spotted this Turtle on the edge of the cornfield. It looked like a dirt clod.

I was hand holding my Canon EOS 7D Mark II with the Canon EF 100 - 400 mm f/4.5-5.6L IS II lens. I was shooting in aperture priority mode (AV) with a shutter speed of 1/1250 of a second at f7.1 and the ISO at 800. White Balance was set on auto. I was using single point, continuous auto focus with evaluative metering.

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