August 15, 2009

Bog Turtle

Photograph by Joel Sartore; photographed at Zoo Atlanta

This Month in Photo of the Day: Animals

The palm-size bog turtle, smallest in the country, now survives mostly on private lands. Adapted to soggy soils, the species suffers where wetlands are filled or groundwater is diverted.

See more photographs from the January 2009 feature story "Last One."


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