PETER CHADWICK / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY PETER CHADWICK / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY
Terrapin basking in the sun on a dead log. Terrapins, which are related to turtles and tortoises, are reptiles with a protective carapace (or shell). This terrapin may be sunning itself to raise its body temperature. Photographed in Mkuzi Game Reserve, South Africa.
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