Last week one of my friends asked me why I did not include tortoises in my list of animals in the Galapagos Islands. Well, I guess because I have never gotten a good photograph of any tortoise. Like the last trip, all my tortoise photographs look more like big rocks in a field rather than extremely long-necked reptiles from a different era.
All of the tortoises that I have seen in the Galapagos Islands are in the highlands of the islands. As a result, they are generally in tall grass with misty rain falling on them—not exactly the shot normally seen in the travel brochures.
Here are my best photos of the tortoises and their environment.