Adult heading back into the rainforest at Maipaima Ecolodge, Nappi Village, north Kanuku Mountains, Rupununi, Guyana, South America.
This young tortoise was about the size of the palm of my hand (ca. 10cm). Hopefully, it will survive to become an adult of the third largest mainland tortoise species on Earth. Sadly, an endangered species.
Rainforest around the Maparri River, Kanuku Mountains, Rupununi, Guyana, South America.
Dead individual, carapace only, in the middle of the core Vashlovani NR.
Baby tortoise seen in Kairouan area, Tunisia.
Photo taken by Cyrille Le Déaut with an dos 5-D mark II
Dor on 1962 shoulder
Tortoises (Testudinidae) or land turtles are a family of land-dwelling reptiles of the order of Turtles (Testudines). Like their marine cousins, the sea 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 has both an endoskeleton and an exoskeleton. Tortoises can vary in size from a few centimeters to two meters. Tortoises...