Frog, Rock, Turtle

IMG_3716This downward-facing turtle was king of the hill.IMG_3724This frog wanted a piece of the action.IMG_3722And this was one determined frog.IMG_3723It made several attempts to…well, what, exactly? Dislodge the turtle? In theory, the right amount of force applied to the fulcrum here should have knocked off the much larger turtle. IMG_3736But the turtle’s steadying feet made for an impregnable bastion.IMG_3728Meanwhile, and this was somebody else’s storyline, a young House Sparrow landing on all the nearby rocks and the other basking turtles briefly landed here. The turtle seemed to pay no more heed to this than it did the kamikaze frog.IMG_3730A state of equilibrium? IMG_3719But wait. Another rock. Another turtle. Another frog.IMG_3720

8 Responses to “Frog, Rock, Turtle”


  1. 1 McMackin, Rebecca (BBP) August 17, 2015 at 9:01 am

    Hilarious!

    Rebecca McMackin
    Director of Horticulture
    Brooklyn Bridge Park

  2. 2 Susan August 17, 2015 at 11:11 am

    Beautiful photos of the little dramas that occur in nature everyday –
    dramas we overlook as we rush through the city.

  3. 3 elwnyc August 17, 2015 at 12:55 pm

    Loved this series!

  4. 4 Tara Moyle August 17, 2015 at 1:01 pm

    Hilarious! Great pics. There’s probably a parable in here somewhere.

  5. 5 Peggy Herron August 17, 2015 at 4:06 pm

    Definitely a parable in the making ,what an odd way for a turtle to position himself . I’m routing for the frog .

  6. 6 sally wehner August 17, 2015 at 7:15 pm

    Wonderful sequence Matt; I’m still laughing.

  7. 7 Paul Lamb August 18, 2015 at 5:34 am

    Turtles all the way down.

  8. 8 mgr August 18, 2015 at 9:40 am

    Terrific set – thanks for the laugh!


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