Fine art illustration of a Yellow-Spotted Amazon River Turtle (Podocnemis unifilis.)
The Yellow-Spotted River Turtle or Yellow-Spotted Amazon River Turtle was completed on 9.9.2014. I was putting together a collage of animals native to the Orinoco River Valley, and decided – because I love them so much – I had to include a turtle. Going over the species native to the area, I settled on the Yellow-Spotted River Turtle. I found a great reference photo by Nick Michalski who graciously allowed me to use it, and created the drawing. I’ll probably try and knock down a few more of the freshwater turtle of South America at some point in the future.