The Mary River turtle, Elusor macrurus, is an endangered short-necked turtle that inhabits the Mary River in south-east Queensland, Australia. This Mary River turtle has algae growing on its head, but it doesn't seem to mind. Perfect as a turtle hat!
Photograph Captures Two 'Dryas Iulia' Butterflies Drinking the Tears of Turtles in Ecuador
Two Julia Butterflies (Dryas iulia) drinking the tears of turtles (Podocnemis expansa?) in Ecuador. The turtles placidly permit the butterflies to sip from their eyes as they bask on a log. This "tear-feeding" is a phenomenon known as lachryphagy.
This is a photograph captured by Ama la Vida TV, of two Julia Butterflies drinking turtles' tears in Ecuador. The behavior, known as lachryphagy (tear-feeding), is most common in moths and butterflies. Plus me -- I drink tears.
Red-bellied short-necked turtle - found in Australia and Papua New Guinea, and in Australia it is highly endangered. These stunning colours are highly pronounced as infants and juveniles, but fade as they age. They reach about ten inches in length.