Sunday, March 16, 2014

Turtles

Turtles, fountain of Villa Mimbelli, Livorno
There is a world living on this pile of rocks in a fountain of Milla Mimbelli. We have been here a couple of years ago and practically nothing is changed: the same bunch of abandoned turtles slowly circling around this small basin or trying to secure a place on the rocks.
Turtles, fountain of Villa Mimbelli, Livorno
After a swim they must climb on each other to find a place in the sun.
Turtles, fountain of Villa Mimbelli, Livorno
Sometimes they seem to be looking at you...
Turtles, fountain of Villa Mimbelli, Livorno
I wouldn't have ever dreamed to catch my reflection in the eye of a turtle!

See also: Slow Motion

15 comments:

Revrunner said...

Great images, VP! That last one especially.

Jack said...

A great series, VP. Each image is progressively closer. Nice.

RedPat said...

I've always loved turtles so I love this post!

Randy said...

A bunch of sunbathers.

Luis Gomez said...

Love this post VP. Truly beautiful!

Gunn said...

Years since I have seen turtles.... Nice posting:)

Dina said...

Turtle portraits! The pictures are surprisingly touching.
I'm glad you devoted time to these captive creatures.

Karl Demetz said...

A wonderful series, VP!
I didn't think you'd find turtles in a fountain, great images!

La sonrisa de Hiperión said...

Animales de caparazón en ristre...

Saludos.

cieldequimper said...

Lol, but you did! :-)

Like I said at the time, chi va piano... but walking all over each other has to stay a turtle thing!

Traveling Hawk said...

Sooo many! Poor them, it is really crowded there.

Stefan Jansson said...

Looks like a calm life.

Lowell said...

You did a wonderful job with this series. Great detail and color and that last shot is superb - reflection in the eye of a turtle!

Halcyon said...

Wow! That is a creative reflection. :)

José Mendonça said...

There's a big pond not far from where I live where you can find hundreds of turtles. People release them there when they get too big to be kept at home. I've counted five species so far.