A giant Aldabra tortoise enjoys proffered fruit. Capable of crushing a finger with a single bite one must be very careful when feeding a giant tortoise.

Aldabra Atoll, Seychelles, Indian Ocean.

Canon 40D, Tamron 28-75mm lens, sutter 1/400, f/6.3, focal length 75mm, ISO 200.

March 14, 2008.

It is my sincere wish that visitors to my portfolio experience the beauty and wonder of nature. Moreover my hope is that my photographs will inspire viewers to be proactive toward the protection of wildlife and its habitat, those efforts ultimately making a far better world for all beings.

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  • Brian Carey
    Brian Careyover 5 years ago

    Just lovely!

  • Old Biscuit was quite a charmer, Brian. He reminded me of a pet dog,asking to be petted and fed. I guess one could call this old fellow the Aldabra Atoll Picard Research Station mascot. Thanks for stopping by to comment.

    – Gina Ruttle (Whalegeek)

  • bev langby
    bev langbyover 5 years ago

    oh my hes magnificent ………

  • Bev, old Biscuit is indeed a magnificent fellow and he KNOWS it! Thanks for your comment!

    – Gina Ruttle (Whalegeek)

  • Béla Török
    Béla Törökover 5 years ago

    Great timing, lovely capture!

  • Thank you, Bela. Biscuit is one of the most photogenic giant land tortoises I’ve ever met.

    – Gina Ruttle (Whalegeek)

  • CeePhotoArt
    CeePhotoArtover 5 years ago

    Beautiful. Wonderful.

  • Thank you, Cee. Interactions with animals on their terms is a delight to me. This fellow, Biscuit was a friendly fellow, serving as the research station’s gracious ambassador.

    – Gina Ruttle (Whalegeek)

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