Your place for great pictures of turtles, techniques for turtle care,
first hand information, free adoptions, and a few opinions.

Our mission is to share with you very good pictures of turtles found in North America.
We provide many pictures of each animal and many animals of the same species.
We try to capture their personalities and to show young ones growing over time.
For identification purposes, we try to show each turtle's plastron.

Our mission has grown to include the sharing of techniques we use to care
for our pet turtles, some unusual how to projects for turtle habitats, and other
first hand information. This is accomplished by two series of articles containing
many pictures we call behind-the-scenes tours located on
 the Raising Baby Turtles page
 the Backyard Turtles page.

We appreciate that some turtle owners need to find new homes for their pet turtles.
We can help by listing them on our adoptions page.
Adoptions and More

There is much to say that we previously avoided saying. Now we are speaking out
so we added an editorial page to express our opinions.
In My Hard Shelled Opinion

We enjoy bringing these pictures and tours to you and hope you come back often.
New material is added often.
See what's new

We love hearing from you and we will try to help you by answering your questions
about turtles. So if you have a question, a problem, or a comment, send us an email.
Contact Us

The Picture Galleries
Guide to Turtle Pictures Galleries
Baby Turtles
Box Turtles
Painted Turtles
Sliders, Cooters, and Red-bellied Turtles
Spotted and Wood Turtles
Map Turtles and Diamondback Terrapins
Musk, Mud, and Snapping Turtles

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Computer Wallpaper Pictures

Our gallery on Zazzle.com is just another way of sharing our pictures with you.
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There are over 2500 pictures on TurtleTails.com so our pages are designed to load fast.
This site is programed for 1024x768 resolution.

     Our pictures are provided for your viewing pleasure and may be downloaded and saved for personal viewing. School children are welcome to use the pictures in school reports and presentations provided they are not placed on the internet. Please keep in mind that the contents of this web site are copyright  protected. Use of the pictures on other web sites, in publications, or in public presentations is prohibited without written permission.

This site was launched August 14, 2001.