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Galapagos tortoise - Santa Cruz sub-species

Chelonoidis nigra porteri

Description:

A few of the 20 or so giant tortoises we saw in the highlands of Santa Cruz

Habitat:

Santa Cruz, Galapagos

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10 Comments

KarenL
KarenL 8 years ago

Thanks Carol! I had a lot of fun writing them & reliving my trip!

Carol Milne
Carol Milne 8 years ago

So incredible. I have been catching up reading all the blogs today. Especially enjoyed your personal one.

KarenL
KarenL 8 years ago

Very lucky Kevin!

KevinBBabbitt
KevinBBabbitt 8 years ago

Wow amazing spotting, you are so lucky!

KarenL
KarenL 8 years ago

It was awesome Neil! Unlike most of the wildlife, the tortoises are rather nervous around people (they have good cause as they are still occasionally killed & eaten by the locals) so they tended to disappear into their shells if we got too close.

NeilDazet
NeilDazet 8 years ago

Yay Karen! That must have been something special. Love this spotting!

KarenL
KarenL 8 years ago

Thanks Fyn!

Fyn  Kynd
Fyn Kynd 8 years ago

Awesome!

KarenL
KarenL 8 years ago

Thanks Mac!

MacChristiansen
MacChristiansen 8 years ago

Nice sries again Karen

KarenL
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Ecuador

Spotted on Nov 30, 2012
Submitted on Dec 23, 2012

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