I always loved nature. As young as I can remember walking in the forest, being surrounded with trees was always a great source of pleasure. In my teenage year, when I had to choose the job I wanted to do for the rest of my life (at least this is what I was thinking), park ranger was one of the option. Today, when I find myself alone in wild nature, with for only weapon to capture something my camera and a telephoto lens, I find it calming and joyful moments.
I think they are called painted turtle. Very easy to photograph, they barely move especially if it is warm and sunny. They seem to enjoy sunbathing.