August 2000 Photo Contest
We made some changes which are that pictures submitted in July are actually listed as the August Photo Contest.  It was suggested that this would help make our site content seem new instead of a month old. Sounded fine to us so when you are looking and notice a month missing that is what happened.

AUGUST
PHOTO CONTEST FINALISTS

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Old Galapagos by Sabry Mason, www. Evocative-images.com 
Submitted by Yvonne J. Hamel, yvonneh@site-blauvelt.com 
August's Winner was Yvonne Hamel

Here are the other finalists:
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The Contestants:

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Mating Sea Turtles

Photos for your contest.
Sabry Mason, Evocative-images.com
Submitted by Yvonne J. Hamel, yvonneh@site-blauvelt.com 

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Cruz Smiling

Cruz is a Map Turtle and about 1 and 1/2 years old. I was taking pictures of my cats and he was outside with us,  basking in the sun, when he started posing for me! It was the funniest thing.

This photo was taken with a Cannon A-1 with a 50-200M zoom lens.  Lit by the sun.

Contact:
Sandy Ireton, sandy_beach69@hotmail.com 
Los Angeles, California

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Hi! My name is Be. I am a female three-toed box turtle (Terrapene
carolina triunguis) and I am approximately 6 years old. My owner, Toni McLaughlin, soultone@eoni.com   took this picture.
Be's Helpful Herp Site
http://www.soultones.com/turtles.htm 


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Old Galapagos

Photos for your contest.
Sabry Mason, Evocative-images.com
Submitted by Yvonne J. Hamel, yvonneh@site-blauvelt.com 

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Cruz on a rock
 This was taken seconds after the shot where he is smiling. The shot was taken in my backyard with a 
Canon A1 with a 50-200M zoom lens. Kodak 400 speed film.

Contact: Sandy Ireton, 
sandy_beach69@hotmail.com 
Los Angeles, California
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Dogherty
He is a Gulf Coast Box Turtle. Terrapene Carolina Major I don't know his age but think he's been  around quite a while from his appearance, 
not his behavior.  Photo taken and owned by
Marty La Prees, The Turtle Lady,  Zooperior@aol.com 
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Mango,
 female three-toed box turtle 
Terrapene carolinas triungus 
About 2 yrs old 
Photo by Brad Wilson, brad@vrcc.wustl.edu 

Elvis
She is owned by Avis & Howard Pitkow of Pennsylvania. The photo was taken by Howard Pitkow with an Epson digital camera and optimized for size in Adobe Photoshop.
Howard Pitkow, vwhoward@wagenwerks.com 

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Fiji
A red eared slider, chrysima scripta elegans. He is about 8-9 years old. I have had him since he was a hatchling about the size of a dime. he is very friendly and lives in an indoor 135gallon tank with his other 8 turtle friends!
Dan Lopez, dlopez@bear.com 

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Frag
 Terrapene Carolina Triungus , 5 yrs. ,
 Frag is a shy one...I lucked out getting this shot of him bathing. Photo by : Rob Clattenburg, turtopia@texas.net 

WebSite: The Reptile House

Big Fat 
We love her very much. ^_^ she is 8-yr-old and is very lovely. I am Ms Winsome Cheung from Hong Kong. Hope u will like my photo. It's my 
pleasure to share this cutey photo with u.

Winsome Cheung, winsome_cheung@hotmail.com 

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Big Red,
 my 35-year-old three-toed box turtle, Big Red, who has a natural "got milk" mustache mark on his beak. Photo by Pam Keyes, keysfoto@mmind.net 

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Thunder,
Our Turtle, Prefers To Eat In The Bathtub!

Thunder is a large Red Eared Turtle. She is about 8 inches long and 6 inches wide. She lives in a cat house not in an aquarium. She likes to crawl into my Doberman's bed and snuggle up to the dog. They are friends. Thunder goes into the bathtub daily for 2 to 3 hours and eats her pellets in there. She is potty trained! She never messes on the floor. Thunder likes to cruise all over the house and when she is tired of roaming, she makes her way back to her cat house. We have owned her for 4 years now and she is a great conversation piece when neighbors drop by! 

Wendy Bilodeau <wendybil@telusplanet.net>
Sexsmith, Alberta, Canada

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Australian eastern long neck tortoise
from Terry Ahermit, ahermit16@hotmail.com 

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Red-bellied short-necked turtle
Emydura subglobosa
6 jears old
photographer: Andreas Budischek

homepage: http://members.telering.at/schildi 

But please be carefully: This is a freshwater-turtle, 
don´t keep it dry.  Regards Andreas

Schöne Grüße
Andreas
Andreas Budischek, schildi@telering.at 

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Common Name : False Map Turtle

Genus : Graptemys pseudogeographica :) Age : 2-3 Months (?)

by Aaron Plechaty, LordDravin@aol.com 

Check out my web site at http://www.fallenjedi.com/turtleland.html 


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Buggs 
species: Northern Diamondback
Scientific name: Malaclemys terrapin terrapin 
Photo by: Jimmy Johnson (Draybar@aol.com)
Web Page: Draybar's Turtle Page

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Blanding's turtle
 (Emydoidea blandingii). She was born in August 
of 1999 and I have had her since September of 1999. I took the picture using a digital camera. 
Mike Graziano, slider919@aol.com 

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Spotted turtle (Clemmys guttata) who was born in August of 1999  and I have had her since September of 1999. She is now about 2.75" long and  lives with two other juvenile spotted turtles. I took her picture using a digital camera.
Mike Graziano, Slider919@aol.com 

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Common map turtle (Graptemys geographica). He is approx. 10 years old. I took the picture using a digital camera.
Mike Graziano, Slider919@aol.com 

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This is my male Black-knobbed sawback (Graptemys nigrinoda nigrinoda). He is 
approx. 4-5 years old. I took the picture with a digital camera. 
Mike Graziano
Slider919@aol.com

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This is bugs. He is a Eastern Box Turtle. He is about 8 years old. The picture was taken by owner Tammie Martin. What you see him eating is mashed potatoes
Tammie Martin <kart@mechcom.net>

Turtle Express
My bearded dragon (moki - appx 4 mo) and my sulcata (no name - appx 6 mo). picture was taken by sonja carroll at talkinturtles@bigfoot.com 

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hello, here again a few pictures for contest. our URL: www.wasserschildkroete.de  Yours sincerely poulet and annette franc suempelmann

hallo, hier wieder ein paar bilder für den contest.
unsere url: www.wasserschildkroete.de mit freundlichen grüssen frank poulet und annette suempelmann,  wasserschildkroete@t-online.de 

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hello, here again a few pictures for contest. our URL: www.wasserschildkroete.de  Yours sincerely poulet and annette franc suempelmann

hallo, hier wieder ein paar bilder für den contest.
unsere url: www.wasserschildkroete.de mit freundlichen grüssen frank poulet und annette suempelmann,  wasserschildkroete@t-online.de