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Galapagos giant tortoise (Isla Espanola)

Chelonoidis nigra hoodensis


The shells of these giant tortoises from the Island of Espanola are more "saddlebacked," allowing their necks to reach higher in the air so they can eat from the taller shrubs and trees on that island.

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Parroquia Puerto Ayora, Provincia de Galápagos, Ecuador

Spotted on Oct 26, 2013
Submitted on Nov 13, 2013

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