While travelling through the Woolshed Valley near Eldorado, Victoria, I came across this Eastern Long-necked Tortoise (Chelodina longicollis). I stopped the car and jumped out to get some shots. My workmate wandered around while I was capturing this guy and found another tortoise, then another and another. We found nine all in close proximity! They were wandering up from the waterhole to lay their eggs. It certainly is tortoise season because I have saved sveral more from being squished on the road.

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Featured in the ‘Eye Contact’, ‘Reptiles’ ‘Beach, River & Lake Treasures’ groups.


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  • Paul Revans
    Paul Revansalmost 4 years ago

    Great expression.

  • Thanks Paul. He looks like he’s a happy litle chappy :)

    – Natalie Ord

  • Petehamilton
    Petehamiltonalmost 4 years ago

    Great work here Nat!!! It reminds me of a line out of Seinfeld…“Like a frightened turtle!” LOL:-))

  • Thanks Pete lol Seinfeld! Was there any jokes about being pissed on by a tortoise?! gees these guys stink!!!

    – Natalie Ord

  • SamTheCowdog
    SamTheCowdogalmost 4 years ago

    Oct 10 2010 – congratulations on your feature of this curious fella! :)

  • Thanks so much!

    – Natalie Ord

  • AndreaEL
    AndreaELalmost 4 years ago

    Congratulations on your well deserved feature, wonderful work.

  • Thanks Andrea! Very much appreciated :)

    – Natalie Ord

  • Jaclyn Hughes
    Jaclyn Hughesalmost 4 years ago

  • thanks :)

    – Natalie Ord

  • PlatypusPark
    PlatypusParkalmost 4 years ago

    Ooh, what a sweet little face – great photo Natalie!

  • Thanks so much Platypus :) Yes a very cute littel face indeed!

    – Natalie Ord

  • Rusty Katchmer
    Rusty Katchmeralmost 4 years ago

    Love this image…..She appears to be smiling!!!

  • Thanks Rusty! She does indeed appear to be smiling…I think she liked having her photo taken :)

    – Natalie Ord

  • Bellavista2
    Bellavista2almost 4 years ago

    “Congratulations Natalie!” Your Adorable Tortoise has just been Featured in the ’Beach,River and Lake Treasures Group"
    Natalie you now have the wonderful opportunity to enter our ’October Featured Members Challenge". “Goodluck!”

  • Thanks so much Ann-Maree! :-)

    – Natalie Ord

  • Matt Jones
    Matt Jonesalmost 4 years ago

    Congratulations on your feature.

  • Natalie Ord
    Natalie Ordalmost 4 years ago

    Thanks kindly Matt :)

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