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Galapagos Giant Tortoise

Chelonoidis nigra

Description:

These tortoises are part of the Charles Darwin Foundation's and the National Park Foundations's efforts to raise awareness of these living giants and to raise hatchlings for repatriation to their appropriate island in the the archipelago.



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37 Comments (1–25)

NeilDazet
NeilDazet 6 years ago

Thank you so much Joshua, Jill, and Reza! Your comments are definitely appreciated by me!

Congratulations Neil, what a great photo !

JillBlack
JillBlack 6 years ago

Congratulations Neil

Josh Asel
Josh Asel 6 years ago

Great spotting, congratulations :)

NeilDazet
NeilDazet 6 years ago

thank you Carol. I'm glad you like this tortoise so much. I know I do!

Carol Snow Milne
Carol Snow Milne 6 years ago

Keep coming back. Such an incredible tortoise. Congratulations again!

NeilDazet
NeilDazet 6 years ago

thank you kindly, Tom15.

Tom15
Tom15 6 years ago

Congrats Neil. Great picture and info about the tortoises!

NeilDazet
NeilDazet 6 years ago

Thank you CDF! It was an amazing experience getting to visit your facilities and learn so much about the giant tortoises, and the little tortoises in training! Those pictures will be coming soon!

Congratulations, Neil!

NeilDazet
NeilDazet 6 years ago

Antonio, thank you very much. Sharing these pics from my Galapagos trip is a lot of fun. Still more to go...

Great capture Neil,these turtles are a icon for every wild life lovers,congrats on the SOTD and thanks for sharing

NeilDazet
NeilDazet 6 years ago

noodlebananas - This is also one of my favorite reptiles. Thank you for your kind compliment. All the best. :-)

noodlebananas
noodlebananas 6 years ago

One of my favorite reptiles! You have caught such beauty in grace in this creature. It looks as if I can see his soul :)

NeilDazet
NeilDazet 6 years ago

Thanks Dan. The tortoise seemed to peer at me right as I clicked the photo!

dandoucette
dandoucette 6 years ago

Congrats Neil! Nice spot.

NeilDazet
NeilDazet 6 years ago

thank you Carol!

Carol Snow Milne
Carol Snow Milne 6 years ago

What a beauty photo! Congratulations Neil.

NeilDazet
NeilDazet 6 years ago

Kranti, yael1, and isabella1, thank you so much for your kind words! They are very much appreciated!

Kranti Dhiman
Kranti Dhiman 6 years ago

awesome ! congrats Neil !!

NeilDazet
NeilDazet 6 years ago

Thank you all for the congrats and the kind words. :-)

Sergio Monteiro
Sergio Monteiro 6 years ago

Congratulations, Neil.

Dilan Chathuranga
Dilan Chathuranga 6 years ago

Congrats Neil!!!

LarryGraziano
LarryGraziano 6 years ago

Congrats Neil!!! Lovely photo!

Sachin Zaveri
Sachin Zaveri 6 years ago

Congratulations Neil !!!

NeilDazet
Spotted by
NeilDazet

Parroquia Puerto Ayora, Provincia de Galápagos, Ecuador

Lat: -0.74, Long: -90.30

Spotted on Oct 24, 2013
Submitted on Nov 8, 2013

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