Tuesday, June 18, 2019
Swimming with Turtles Instead of Dolphins (Tuesday's Truths WK 130)
This past Saturday when I was at Turtle Pond (in NYC's Central Park), I noticed a Mallard swimming with turtles as seen in the photo directly above as well as in the ones below.
My seeing this occurrence of a Mallard swimming with turtles prompted me to recall a human activity: swimming with dolphins and in doing some research, I was somewhat surprised to discover (which is my Tuesday's Truth for week 130), "the reality is that it can be a really intrusive and stressful experience for the whales or dolphins."
This is disturbing considering how often people do swim with dolphins. In terms of swimming with turtles, I don't think Mallards compromise their life style and I can't blame Mallards for wanting to be in the company of turtles, for as you may know from y other blog posts, I find these reptiles to be fascinating. Their shells are the inspiration for my kaleidoscopic photographic print titled Turtle Pond, which is pictured below...
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