Turtles always strike me as devastatingly serious. If turtles could talk, I'd believe everything they said.
~ Erin O'Brien
By Will Sillin
From Old French Fairy Tales
"There were three months passing through the forest."
Illustration by Virginia Frances Sterret
This photo was taken by Sarah, but I'm not sure who the sculptor is
An illustration from The Mighty Orinoco by Jules Verne
Drawn by Tony George Roux
The Hare and the Tortoise
By Arthur Rackham
Charmeur de Tortues
by L. Crépon
by Holly Kitaura
The title of this post comes from the Ralph Waldo Emerson quote:
All the thoughts of a turtle are turtle.
* To learn about turtles and how to help them, check out these links.
* Video of a turtle being drawn
* This turtle plate from Ernst Haeckel's Kunstformen der Natur would make a nice poster. In English, the title of the book is Art Forms of Nature. It's quite a beautiful resource.