Giants of the planet

Category: Nature

 

Photo and caption by Iris Kwok

This Galapagos giant tortoise was found grazing on the highlands of Santa Cruz island. With a carapace size of over 1m, it is estimated to be over a hundred years old. These gentle giants have been inhabiting the Galapagos for millions of years and are a perfect living example of islands gigantism.

Location: Santa Cruz, Galapagos

 

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