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Gentle Giant

By ChazB      
A wild giant tortoise taken in the highlands of Santa Cruz island in the Galápagos. Even though we were there in September during the dry (garua) season, the clouds still concentrate in the centres of the hilly islands where the former volcanoes haven't yet collapsed under their own weight, meaning that it is usually drizzly and the vegetation stays green. The tortoises migrate up to the highlands to breed.

Thanks for all the comments on my last upload of the blue-footed booby!


Tags: Travel Tortoise Galapagos Ecuador Wildlife and nature Santa Cruz Island

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cats_123 Plus
16 5.0k 30 Northern Ireland
6 Mar 2016 7:02PM
Great action shot 😎

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6 Mar 2016 8:19PM
Great capture
Nouche 4 4 Switzerland
6 Mar 2016 11:56PM
Love this Shot.
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7 Mar 2016 6:05PM

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