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The Grand Giant This is a Galapagos Giant tortoise from my visit to one of the park reserves. A week or two after my visit lonesome george, who i was fortunate enough to see, died and was the last of his species (Chelonoidis nigra abingdonii). Chelonoidis nigra,Ecuador,Galápagos tortoise,Geotagged,animal,brown,eye,giant,green,nature,tortoise,turtle,wild,wildlife Click/tap to enlarge PromotedCountry intro

The Grand Giant

This is a Galapagos Giant tortoise from my visit to one of the park reserves. A week or two after my visit lonesome george, who i was fortunate enough to see, died and was the last of his species (Chelonoidis nigra abingdonii).

    comments (6)

  1. Lonesome George's Story (David Attenborough BBC)
    Posted 4 years ago
    1. Thanks! Interesting video! Posted 4 years ago
      1. Hereby also added to the species' record:
        http://www.jungledragon.com/specie/1085/videos
        Posted 4 years ago
  2. By the way, great photo. The face radiates character, some kind of wisdom that is hard to define. Posted 4 years ago
    1. Thank You! And i could believe that I mean this guy was well over 50 years old Posted 4 years ago
  3. Happy World Turtle Day! These words were inscribed outside of Lonesome George's enclosure: “Whatever happens to this single animal, let him always remind us that the fate of all living things on Earth is in human hands.” Posted 7 months ago

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The Galápagos tortoise or Galápagos giant tortoise is the largest living species of tortoise and 10th-heaviest living reptile, reaching weights of over 400 kg and lengths of over 1.8 meters . With life spans in the wild of over 100 years, it is one of the longest-lived vertebrates. A captive individual lived at least 170 years.

The tortoise is native to seven of the Galápagos Islands, a volcanic archipelago about 1,000 km west of the Ecuadorian mainland. Spanish explorers,.. more

Similar species: Turtles And Tortoises
Species identified by WildFlower
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Uploaded Jun 10, 2014. Captured Mar 27, 2012 15:49 in Galapagos, Ecuador.
  • Canon EOS 60D
  • f/5.6
  • 1/256s
  • ISO500
  • 135mm