When I first spotted the log there were five or six turtles sun bathing, but I squealed a bit loudly and all but one shot into the water. And by 'shot' I mean they launched themselves off that log so quickly I wasn't sure they were actually there. Who says turtles are pokey creatures?
Fortunately, this guy stayed (probably because he had to battle the other turtles for that prime spot) and thus I started snapping pics. While we were quietly perched on the bank a couple other turtles came back.
Turtle Two - Tiny
Turtle Three - Mr. Timid, who was only brave enough to poke his nose up.
They are just so cute! It would have been so great to get a picture of all the basking turtles before I scared them away. Sad times. Maybe that log will stay wedged there for awhile and I can spy on them again.