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Alligator snapping turtle. He wants to eat you. Can weigh between 155 and 175 pounds. There is an unverified report of a 403-pound (183 kg) Alligator Snapping Turtle found in Kansas in 1937. (Thanks, Wikipedia!)

Shot through glass. Inside. On a cloudy day. Without a tripod. :crying:

100mm, f/2.8
1/13 sec., ISO 400


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:icontankacid:
TankAcid Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2013
This kinds of turtles realy scary me. In my opinion it is some kind of mistake to give such beak to turtle. (Have nothing against all the others turtles).
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FriendFrog Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2013
Trust me, this turtle is terrifying. I'm pretty sure he lies in wait for people and tries to ambush them. Without glass to block him, there would be many casualties.
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SMerle Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2012  Professional Photographer
take your finger right off and not think twice about it. Ugly little mud rucker. great capture!
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FriendFrog Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2012
I honestly think he's plotting to do just that from behind the glass... :fear:
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HeatherB2003 Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2012
"hhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhtt!!!"
I see a grin on this one's face... and I want to run...
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Harleydane Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Wow, one of my favourites! Really nice capture. Wouldn't want to get caught between those jaws though!
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devil-urumi Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
"HUNNGRYYY !" :D
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pVVEN Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2011
Great picture!
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Tiggerlen Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
awesome shot! <3
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:iconfriendfrog:
FriendFrog Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2011
Thanks! :]
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:iconkwashy:
kwashy Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2011
:S looks weird
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:iconfriendfrog:
FriendFrog Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2011
He's also HUGE. I would not want to swim with him. :no:
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:iconkwashy:
kwashy Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2011
:lmao:
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100SeedlessPenguins Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2011
Gamera wants a kissy ! :D
is this digital or film ?
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FriendFrog Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2011
Digital? Are you asking because of the streaky things? If so, they're just (food?) particles in the water that showed up because of the 1/13 exposure time. 8)
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meihua Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2011
Wow! Nice capture with the mouth open, what a scary view!
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:iconfriendfrog:
FriendFrog Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2011
It's not actually hard to get a shot of him with his mouth open. He's like that most of the time. I think he's waiting for some unsuspecting child to fall through the glass somehow. "One of these days... :plotting:"
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meihua Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2011
LOL!
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KennyEstela Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
considering the lack of tripod and behind the glass close-up.. i love this shot. lol captivates him.
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FriendFrog Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2011
Yay! I have about twenty shots, this is the only semi-decent one. =p
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In-the-picture Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
:hexentanz::frog::hexentanz: Glad I saw this at #DeviantHerps - a fave of course :hexentanz::frog::hexentanz:
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FriendFrog Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2011
Thanks! I'm glad you saw it too. ;)
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phantaz Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2011
Haha! Awesome! Thanks =)
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FriendFrog Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2011
:highfive:
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caligula6926 Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2011
epic.
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FriendFrog Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2011
:happycry:
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Mindslave24-7 Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Yeah, I think that shooting it throught glass is a good idea....:nod:
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FriendFrog Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2011
He's terrifying enough behind glass. D:
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Mindslave24-7 Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
:nod: Yes!
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Mindslave24-7 Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
:Nod: yes!
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MyCephei Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2011
Awesome close-up! :clap:
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:iconfriendfrog:
FriendFrog Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2011
Thank you! :dummy:
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:iconmycephei:
MyCephei Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2011
You're welcome. :D
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