黃腳陸龜 / Yellow-foot Tortoise / Brazilian Giant Tortoise (Chelonoidis denticulata)
Mediterranean Turtle in Experimental fields in Llobregat delta
Seen from tourist bus. Very dry hot rocky island.
Aldabra giant tortoise (Aldabrachelys gigantea). Captive specimens.
the tortoise in the forefront of the picture is Chelonoidis denticulatus - the Yellowfooted or Brazilian Giant tortoise
the tortoise in the background is Chelonoidis carbonarius - the Red-Footed or Coal tortoise
the species names have recently been corrected taxonomically
Female. Reputed to have been brought to Australia by Charles Darwin.
Found this Tortoise while on a trek last Sunday.
The rustle of the leaves alerted us to this old creature.
It was slowly moving underneath all theleaf litter. It froze as soon as we approached it.
We 3 of us took a few shots and left the place. :-)
Length: 1feet approx
Tortoises (/ˈtɔːr.təs.ɪz/, Testudinidae) are a family of land-dwelling reptiles in the order Testudines. Like other turtles, tortoises are shielded from predators by a shell. The top part of the shell is the carapace, the underside is the plastron, and the two are connected by the bridge. The tortoise endoskeleton has the adaptation of having an external shell fused to the ribcage. Tortoises can vary in size from a few centimeters to two meters. They are usually...