From the Journals…More from Isla Santa Cruz, Galapagos Islands, Ecuador. August 17, 1993
Up at 6:30, breakfast at 7. We left for the Charles Darwin Station at 8. We had a look at the museum first, and then at some of the pens for the young tortise hatchlings.
Then we went to some of the pens for larger giant tortises, and they were big. They can live for 150-200 years, and weigh up to 500 pounds. Despite their reputations, those things can move quickly. They are constantly moving their heads, and often walking around.
I got some shots with an overcast sky, and then hung around until the weather got better. I shot 4 or 5 rolls, so I was happy. We viewed “Solitary George” from a distance.
Keywords: Biology, Ecuador, Evolution, Exterior, Galapagos Islands, Giant Tortise (Geochelone elephantopus), Latin America, National Park, No one, Nobody, Outdoors, Outside, Reptile, Science, South America, Tourist Destination, Wildlife
No comments posted.
Recent PostsSeasonal Transitions. New Rochelle, New York, USA. November 12, 2013 From the Journals… New York City, New York, USA. January 1, 2016 From the Journals… New York City, New York, USA. May 3, 2015 From the Journals... More from Bago, Myanmar (Burma). February 8, 2014 From the Journals... More from Bago, Myanmar (Burma). February 7, 2014 From the Journals…Even More from Puerto Vallarta, Mexico. March, 1995 From the Journals…Even More from Palenque, Mexico. March 15, 1991 Courtyard, Sevilla, Spain. April 22, 2012 From the Journals…Córdoba, Spain. April 16, 2012 From the Journals... Even More from Sonnenberg Gardens, Canandaigua, NY, USA. July 16, 2012