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Aldabre Giant Tortoise.  Close up of shell  Aldabra giant tortoise,Aldabrachelys gigantea Click/tap to enlarge

Aldabre Giant Tortoise. Close up of shell

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  1. Prehistoric! Posted 8 years ago
    1. thanks Posted 8 years ago

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The Aldabra giant tortoise , from the islands of the Aldabra Atoll in the Seychelles, is one of the largest tortoises in the world. Historically, giant tortoises were on many of the western Indian Ocean islands, as well as Madagascar, and the fossil record indicates giant tortoises once occurred on every continent and many islands with the exception of Australia and Antarctica. Many of the Indian Ocean species were thought to be driven to extinction by over-exploitation by European sailors, and.. more

Similar species: Turtles And Tortoises
Species identified by Ferdy Christant
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By Graeme Ruck

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Uploaded Jul 7, 2013. Captured Mar 7, 2012 16:30.
  • Canon EOS 1000D
  • f/5.0
  • 1/395s
  • ISO400
  • 210mm