One of my favourite parts of Central Park is the areas on the south east side near to 5th Ave and some of the taller skyscrapers that Manhattan has to offer. On the water you can see a few Mallard Ducks but this pond is more famous for Turtles. So much so it is also known as Turtle Pond. On the rock in the centre of the frame a photographed half a dozen turtles enjoying the autumn sunshine. It is home to five species of turtles. It is said that many of these lovely animals started out as pets in the nearby apartments, but outgrew their urban homes and were brought to the Park by their owners.