Red-eared slider (Trachemys scripta elegans)Canon EOS 40D | 100 mm | 1/15 sec | f/5.6 | 640
Red-eared sliders are almost entirely aquatic, but leave the water to bask in the sun and lay eggs. These reptiles are deceptively fast and are also decent swimmers. They hunt for prey and will attempt to capture it when the opportunity presents itself. The red-eared slider is known to frantically slide off rocks and logs when approached.