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Tuesday, November 29, 2011

T is for tortoise, and for Tilley Hat

Galapagos Tortoises in the wild. They're big, and they're beautiful.

Coming out of the woods.


Eating.


My intrepid photographer in his intrepid-photographer hiking pants and Tilley Hat.


Photos by Kay Davies and Richard Schear, December, 2006



Posted for the letter T for
Mrs. Nesbitt's totally terrific alphabetical meme. Hosted by Mrs. N. and her team.

27 comments:

photowannabe said...

What an amazing trip that must have been. The Tortoise is huge and I live the Tilley hat.

Cezar and Léia said...

I'm always enchanted by these critters.ADorable turtle, thanks for sharing,
Léia

Joyful said...

Love that tortoise!

aka Penelope said...

Oh, what an impressive looking creature. Hats off to you, Kay, for thinking of this very large “tortoise” for ABC Wednesday! You posted about a tortoise while I posted about a turtle. Happily, both begin with the letter “t”. :)

Ms. Burrito said...

THAT is huge!

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anthonynorth said...

Lovely pictures - and I like the hat.

Roger Owen Green said...

I LOVE that reptile!

ROG, ABC Wednesday team

jane said...

What a wonderful experience to see such fine creatures - Jane uk

Kathy said...

That first picture is a prize-winner!

Tumblewords: said...

Amazing! Terrific turtle takes! And a timely Tilley, too. :)

Paula Scott said...

That giant tortoise jogged my memory banks of Honolulu Zoo and visiting it as a child. The tortoise is the one that I most vividly remember.

Joy said...

That looks quite a size, what a magical experience. Wonder how long it has been trundling around the Galapagos. I've only ever seen them in the wild in Greece, at first it was quite surreal as I wasn't expecting it, fascinating creatures.

Karen said...

A terrific tortoise!

Jane and Chris said...

Aaah.. to see those maginficent creatures exactly where they are supposed to be. How wonderful.
Jane x

Sherry Blue Sky said...

Wow, they ARE huge!!!!! How cool to be that close to one......

Meryl said...

WOW they really are big! Great post.

Powell River Books said...

I had a tortoise pet as a kid, but nothing like that. Mine was named Pansy because every time she passed the bed of pansies she couldn't resist a bite. - Margy

ChrisJ said...

I toyed with the idea of using 'turtle' for my letter T, but I haven't seen any on this trip to Hawaii.

Kay said...

That is a huge tortoise! Wow!

Francisca said...

That's no Tiny Tortoise! Terrific shots, Kay and Dick!

Gattina said...

Terrific ! How much would I love to see such a big tortoise !! I only know the little once ! You could almost ride on it, maybe a little slow, but still !

Jenn Jilks said...

Fabulous photos. They are amazing creatures.
Cheers from Cottage Country!

Wanda said...

What a great way to celebrate the letter T. Love the pictures in the wild.

Ruta said...

I have always wanted to visit the Galapagos islands and see the giant tortoises and other wildlife...haven't made it there yet...maybe someday....

Jo Bryant said...

now that is a monster...hehe

One said...

Love your tortoise pictures. I almost posted T for turtle but didn't have time to do that.

jabblog said...

Those tortoises are unbelievably huge. I bet they'd give a nasty nip!

Tilley hats - great hats:-)