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Reptile Park Gosford NSW

Closeup of Galapagos Tortoise at the Reptile Park. Galapagos tortoises may reach a maximum shell length of over a metre and weigh up to 180 kg in weight. There are some 14 distinct subspecies inhabiting different islands in the Galapagos Island archipelago. The shape of the shell varies quite markedly between the subspecies. Some are domed, some are flat, others have a raised area above the neck. The latter feature is thought to be an adaptation to allow the tortoises to browse on the lower branches of trees and shrubs. The colour of the shell is dark greyish-brown. They have large, strong legs and are quite capable of climbing over quite large rocks.

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Love These Creatures 25 Mar 2013

Nikon D600
Nikkor 70-300mmVR
Focal Length 220mm
f11, 1/80, 1/250

I am a passionate Amateur nature and wildlife photographer and like to dabble in all forms of photography. I find each photographic discipline presents its own challenges and rewards when you get it right. I also am a volunteer photographer for the RSPCA in NSW. I am a Nikon man and have just migrated to full frame however there are a number of spots left for additional lenses.

My equipment includes
Nikon D600 and D90
Nikkor 300mm
Nikkor 70-300mmVR
Nikkor 24-85mm VR
Tokina 11-16mm

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Comments

  • Julie  White
    Julie Whiteover 1 year ago

    Outstanding capture Steve.

  • Many thanks Julie.

    – Steve Randall

  • Warren  Patten
    Warren Pattenover 1 year ago

    Excellent work mate.

  • Thanks very much Warren.

    – Steve Randall

  • AnnDixon
    AnnDixonover 1 year ago

    Natures Paintbrush Group
    Beautiful Work
    .

  • Thanks Ann

    – Steve Randall

  • Thea 65
    Thea 65over 1 year ago

    Wonderful portrait of this amazing creature, Steve! Looks a bit like a mummy :-)

  • Thanks Thea. :-)))

    – Steve Randall

  • gail woodbury
    gail woodburyover 1 year ago

    He is a beauty Steve – well done xx

  • Thanks very much Gail. :-)))

    – Steve Randall

  • TeresaB
    TeresaBover 1 year ago

    March 24, 2013

    Wonderful work!!

  • Thanks Teresa for this wonderful feature. :-)))

    – Steve Randall

  • dilouise
    dilouiseover 1 year ago

    What an amazing face and a fabulous photo. Congratulations on your feature.

  • Much appreciated. Thanks very much. :-)))

    – Steve Randall

  • Mark Hughes
    Mark Hughesover 1 year ago

    Great shot Steve, all the best my friend.

  • Thanks mate and for the fave. :-)))

    – Steve Randall

  • thedove63
    thedove63over 1 year ago

    Brilliant shot :)))

  • Many thanks and for the fave. :-)))

    – Steve Randall

  • mrcoradour
    mrcoradourover 1 year ago

    THis is a brilliant detailed capture Steve

  • Thanks Malcolm, much appreciated. :-)))

    – Steve Randall

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