Species: Chelydra serpentina/ common snapping turtle | Location: Willow Lake State Recreation Area, Nebraska, USA
A young snapping turtle passing between marshes on a cool spring day.
About The Photographer
With a lifelong fascination of turtles, and a growing photography obsession that began a decade ago, this photo captures much of what inspires Bartels. He is the assistant editor of Nebraska Life Magazine and enjoys exploring his state.