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Galapagos giant tortoises

Chelonoidis nigra


Three Galapagos giant tortoises at the Charles Darwin Research Station in Puerto Ayora, Santa Cruz, Galapagos Islands.

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Caleb Steindel
Caleb Steindel 5 years ago

wonderful photos!

NeilDazet 5 years ago

Definitely a relaxed pose. They don't have to be anywhere anytime soon.

Aaron_G 5 years ago

I care for a small herd of Aldabra tortoises and this seems to be the napping/relaxing pose. When they sleep for real overnight, they have a different posture.

NeilDazet 5 years ago

I know! I couldn't believe it when I saw all 3 lined up like that! :)

Maria dB
Maria dB 5 years ago

What a nice group portrait!

NeilDazet 5 years ago

Thank you! They do look very relaxed!

Great shot! These guys have a way of relaxing that makes you realize that they do not have any indigenous enemies.

Parroquia Puerto Ayora, Provincia de Galápagos, Ecuador

Lat: -0.74, Long: -90.30

Spotted on Oct 26, 2013
Submitted on Nov 14, 2013

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