New York City’s Central Park’s ponds and lakes are still the top turtle sightseeing destinations in New York. Just about every body of water in the massive park have aquatic turtles in them – unfortunately, most of them are released pet turtles or are the descendants of former pets.
The three most common aquatic turtle species in Central park are:
- red ear slider turtles
- eastern painted turtles
- common snapping turtles
During a recent trip to the park, turtles galore were out basking and soaking up the warm summer sun. At The Lake, in particular, red ear slider turtles came out in force accompanied by eastern painted turtles. Fortunately, I had some battery power left in my handy digital camera and was able to take some nice turtle pictures.
And so, here they are. Enjoy!!
Go here to see my other turtle pictures or photos of turtles in Central Park