Giant Aldabra tortoise coming out of her shell.

Aldabra Atoll, Seychelles, Indian Ocean.

Canon 40D, Tamron 28-75mm lens, shutter 1/40, f/2.8, focal length 78mm, ISO 100.

March 13, 2008.

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  • Margaret  Shark
    Margaret Sharkover 5 years ago

    Wonderful shot, Turtles are fantastic creatures. You caught his essence.

  • Thank you, Margaret. They are indeed amazing animals.

    – Gina Ruttle (Whalegeek)

  • Dusker
    Duskerover 5 years ago

    Great photo of a simply amazing lady.

  • Dusker, this gal was very nice in letting me photograph her. Thank you for your comment.

    – Gina Ruttle (Whalegeek)

  • AngieM
    AngieMover 5 years ago

    great detail and i love the low sun golden light!! well done!!

  • Isn’t late afternoon lighting wonderful, Angie? It was also shocking that this tortoise was actually facing in the right direction for a change.

    – Gina Ruttle (Whalegeek)

  • Béla Török
    Béla Törökover 5 years ago

    Marvellous image, great details!

  • Thank you, Bela for your kind comments!

    – Gina Ruttle (Whalegeek)

  • cdudak
    cdudakover 5 years ago

    Great macro shot, love the details here….Kay

  • Kay, thank you for stopping by for a look. I appreciate your comments!

    – Gina Ruttle (Whalegeek)

  • Jenny Dean
    Jenny Deanover 5 years ago

    lovely portrait :)

  • Thank you, dear Jenny!

    – Gina Ruttle (Whalegeek)

  • ourjrny
    ourjrnyover 5 years ago

    It is wonderful to see this beautiful giant tortoise.

  • Thank you, Sharon. I enjoyed being around these wonderful animals. They reminded me of enormous helmets with legs trundling around on the ground everywhere I looked.

    – Gina Ruttle (Whalegeek)

  • jim270
    jim270over 5 years ago

    Gorgeous capture!

  • Thank you, dear James!

    – Gina Ruttle (Whalegeek)

  • Birgitta
    Birgittaover 5 years ago

    Excellent capture of this majestic creature!

  • Thank you, Birgitta! Tortoises fascinate me and I was happy to spend time in their company.

    – Gina Ruttle (Whalegeek)

  • jeffrae
    jeffraeover 5 years ago

    Wonderful close up!

  • Thank you, jeffrae!

    – Gina Ruttle (Whalegeek)

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