Fine art illustration of a Fly River Turtle (Podocnemis expansa.)
The Fly River Turtle was completed on 1.10.2014. A friend of mine who I met at the reptile shows I used to attend in the Bay Area suggested drawing this turtle many years ago. At the time I didn’t take the suggestion too seriously as the animal seemed to obscure and esoteric. But the years have gone by and I’ve drawn more rare animals I returned to the subject of this Australian turtle. I found a great reference photo from my Flickr contact and used it to create this drawing.