Turtle scuba diving underwater photography MN (3 images)

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Painted turtles (chrysems picta), commonly called mud turtles, can live to 30-40 years. Painted turtles bask on logs and rocks above the water, this helps to rid themselves of parasitic leeches. Turtles dive quicly at the first hint of danger, and bury under weeds or underwater structure. Painted turtles are diurnal, active during the day and resting by night. Painted turtles have a good sense of smell, and excellent color vision. Painted turtles feed on aquatic plants, small animals such as...
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