The Turtle Club Photography Contest

The Caltech Turtle Club is happy to showcase the turtle-y terrific winning entries from our Spring 2023 Photo Contest! We had 50 submissions this year and 9 winning entries. The Caltech Turtle Club is a casual, low commitment club that hosts activities primarily in the spring. If you like snacks, visits to local areas with turtles, and chilling or basking by the Turtle Ponds, this club is for you! We are open to all individuals associated with Caltech and JPL. Interesting in joining? Email with your name and affiliation. Interested in more turtle pics? Follow us on Instagram . More info at Turtle on!

1st Place: “The Yawn” by Tatiana Solovieva

2nd Place: “Work-Life Balance” by Therese Bagsit

3rd Place: “Just Chillin’” by Sequoia Ding

Best Closeup: “Eye of the Turtle” by Tom

Best Scenic View: Untitled by RJ Chadha

Best Softshell: “Bringing lunch to work like a pro on your back” by Lydia

Funniest: “Who dis?” by Hank

Most Turtles in One Photo: “Suns Out Turtles Out” by Tracy Lu

President’s Choice: “I am watching you!” by Janina Bösche