Photo feature: Painted turtles of the East Kootenay in fall

Photo feature: Painted turtles of the East Kootenay in fall

Our area’s famous (and vulnerable) Western Painted Turtles are stil active and at large, basking in the balmy weather when they can, and slowly starting to think about their long winter hibernation. Stewart Wilson photographed some of our shell-backed friends at Campbell Lake near Fort Steele, Idlewild Lake and Elizabeth Lake.

 

Photo feature: Painted turtles of the East Kootenay in fall

Photo feature: Painted turtles of the East Kootenay in fall

Photo feature: Painted turtles of the East Kootenay in fall