One: Revisiting Weekly Photo Challenge

In December 2013 when word press posted this prompt I displayed one photo – that of a lone cyclist in Vietnam.  On revisiting the prompt I am showing One among many.


© irene waters 2018

Standing on the edge of a swamp in Hervey Bay I quickly retreated when I saw what looked like a snout heading towards me. Crocodiles was my immediate thought. Then I saw oodles of these snout like projections and realised that the swamp was seething with turtles.


© irene waters 2018

On going closer I saw there was an odd man out. An eel was swimming amongst them.


© irene waters 2018

The turtles were in no way worried by his presence using his body for purchase to climb higher out of the water to get closer to me, a perceived purveyor of food.


© irene waters 2018

Naturally I was in my element as I watched it move about.


© irene waters 2018


© irene waters 2018


© irene waters 2018


© irene waters 2018


© irene waters 2018


About Irene Waters 19 Writer Memoirist

I began my working career as a reluctant potato peeler whilst waiting to commence my training as a student nurse. On completion I worked mainly in intensive care/coronary care; finishing my hospital career as clinical nurse educator in intensive care. A life changing period as a resort owner/manager on the island of Tanna in Vanuatu was followed by recovery time as a farmer at Bucca Wauka. Having discovered I was no farmer and vowing never again to own an animal bigger than myself I took on the Barrington General Store. Here we also ran a five star restaurant. Working the shop of a day 7am - 6pm followed by the restaurant until late was surprisingly more stressful than Tanna. On the sale we decided to retire and renovate our house with the help of a builder friend. Now believing we knew everything about building we set to constructing our own house. Just finished a coal mine decided to set up in our backyard. Definitely time to retire we moved to Queensland. I had been writing a manuscript for some time. In the desire to complete this I enrolled in a post grad certificate in creative Industries which I completed 2013. I followed this by doing a Master of Arts by research graduating in 2017. Now I live to write and write to live.
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9 Responses to One: Revisiting Weekly Photo Challenge

  1. noelleg44 says:

    What an interesting relationship between these two species – I wonder what the turtles do for the eel?

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  2. Maybe a little creepy, but definitely interesting. Interspecies relationships thriving.

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  3. Charli Mills says:

    I never tire of natural wonders. Thanks for sharing this spectacle from another environment!

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