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Aldabra Giant Tortoise Close-up In honor of my new karma class on JungleDragon! We saw these on La Curieuse island as part of the 3-island tour where they have been reintroduced after having been wiped out by the Europeans. They are very tame and friendly and enjoy (or at least don't protest) having their pictures taken. Aldabra giant tortoise,Aldabrachelys gigantea,Curieuse Island,Geotagged,Seychelles,Spring Click/tap to enlarge Country intro

Aldabra Giant Tortoise Close-up

In honor of my new karma class on JungleDragon! We saw these on La Curieuse island as part of the 3-island tour where they have been reintroduced after having been wiped out by the Europeans. They are very tame and friendly and enjoy (or at least don't protest) having their pictures taken.

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  1. Congrats on the new class, and achieved very quickly. From luring into a giant contributor, I'm very happy you took the step :) Posted 4 years ago
    1. Thanks, so am I. You have created a great site and it is a lot of fun sharing pictures and adventures with other people of similar interest. To be honest, in the begining, I was rather intimidated because so many of the pictures you have are of such high quality. I thought that only professional photographers could submit images, and that my pictures weren't good enough. But eventually I saw a few that I thought were similar to my quality and I gave it a try - I am really glad that I did. Posted 4 years ago
      1. Your photos are fine in terms of quality and as you've now discovered: it's all about the species ;) Posted 4 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
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Uploaded Apr 3, 2017. Captured Nov 21, 2013 08:57 in Unnamed Road, Seychelles.
  • Canon PowerShot SX30 IS
  • f/3.2
  • 1/30s
  • ISO400
  • 6.385mm