Likely an eastern river cooter (Pseudemys concinna concinna,) even though we were not on the Eastern River, but the Eno River instead; it’s probably them damn unoriginal biologists wanting to call everything eastern, like there was some kind of east/west civil war that the east lost and still gets cranky about nearly 200 years later. This was from an outing today, about the only worthwhile frames from a slow and hot morning. I had lugged the 150-600mm along, which allowed me to get this kind of view of a turtle much smaller than my palm in the middle of the river.
I have more coming, but not from today, and not of turtles. I just wanted to post the two pics that will otherwise sit in the blog folder like orphans awaiting similar frames or subjects. Plus that one above seems to need a dramatic caption.