15th Annual Smithsonian.com Photo Contest
Giant Galapagos Tortoise
I had already seen a number of tortoises around the island we were visiting but none were as large as this one. As soon as it started walking towards me I knew I was seeing something I would likely never see again. I took the shot as he lifted his leg in an effort to try and capture the movement of a creature so rarely in motion.
© Emily Muly.
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||Sept. 19, 2017, 6:50 p.m.