Photograph and text by Alissa Rosenstein
From the September 2021 issue
One of my favorite things to see when I’m out paddling is sunbathing turtles perched on logs, rocks and downed trees in the water. I took this photo at Trap Pond on a warm and sunny day, and the turtles were out in full force catching rays. Usually when I approach, they drop one by one into the water, avoiding any close contact with a pesky human. But on this day, this laid-back group, lined up in a perfect “turtle train,” did not move and I was able to capture them in all their relaxed, sunbathing glory.