Big, small, squatty, long... all in all pretty funny looking. We've gotta say, we're thankful for turtles! We've put together all the cutest turtle photos we can find as a grand gesture of appreciation for these rad reptilians.
Endangered + Critically Endangered Turtles of North America by compassandwheel via skunkbear.tumblr.com: From top to bottom: Spotted turtle, Bog turtle, Cagle’s Map turtle, Wood turtle, Pearl River turtle, Blanding’s turtle, and Alabama Red Bellied turtle. #Illustration #Turtles
The Green (Sea) Turtle is an Endangered Species, even though it is now protected throughout most of the world. Threats to the species include illegal hunting, habitat destruction, pollution, and accidental entanglement in fishing lines. Green Turtle @ Sipadan by lndr, via Flickr
Diamondback terrapin turtles have been nearing extinction for the last century but they now have a chance at survival due to the efforts of high school students, who helped influence legislation to prohibit their capture. These students deserve our praise for their persistent efforts.