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This article was published on May 26, 2015


#TurtleTuesday on Instagram is your new weekly cute fix

#TurtleTuesday on Instagram is your new weekly cute fix
Abigail Edge
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Abigail Edge

Abigail is a British reporter for The Next Web, based in Denver, Colorado. You can find her elsewhere on the web on Twitter, Medium or Insta Abigail is a British reporter for The Next Web, based in Denver, Colorado. You can find her elsewhere on the web on Twitter, Medium or Instagram.

Tuesdays can be rather “meh.” Not quite hump day, and still so far from the weekend.

Luckily we came across @turtletuesday on Instagram and the start of our week suddenly got a whole lot brighter.

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Graphic designer and photographer Kyle Huber creates these tiny turtle portraits every week under the hashtag #turtletuesday.

Each installation is uploaded in a ‘panoseries’ format – three individual images that form a complete picture when viewed together.

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“I got my first baby turtle when I was 12 years old and have been obsessed with them ever since,” Huber told the Instagram blog.

“Coming up with a new and original turtle photo each week can be challenging, so occasionally I have to bring a couple with me on my adventures so I can photograph them in new places.”

Huber’s seven red-eared sliders –Shelly, Myrtle, Franklin, Leonardo, Raphael, Donatello and Michelangelo – are now the most famous turtles on Instagram, with more than 7,300 followers on the @turtletuesday account.

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Huber, who hails from Los Angeles, has been running his #turtletuesday series for the last three years.

And if you like his #Instaturtle photos as much as we do, they’re also available to buy as a book.

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Image credit: Instagram.com/turtletuesday

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