Tuesday, March 15, 2016

Out of the Jurisdiction: Giant Galapagos Land Tortoises!

The male giant tortoise on the right walked up to the one on the left.  He literally "got in his face."


The two tortoises began stretching their necks for dominance.  Taller wins.  The one on the left got higher and the challenger slinked away.  All in silence, all in slow motion.  A highlight of the trip.



11 comments:

Andy said...

Nice photos Jack. You are really getting close to nature.

John "By Stargoose And Hanglands" said...

Astonishing creatures and what a civilised way to settle scores - though President Assad of Syria would be even more of a problem.

Luis Gomez said...

Love these guys!

William Kendall said...

Amazing creatures to get to see!

bill said...

Love the challenge the turtles created and you got the photo! Great shot Jack.

RedPat said...

These pics are fantastic, Jack!

jennyfreckles said...

Prehistoric looking things aren't they? I guess males are the same whatever species. ;)

joo said...

They are fantastic!

MIchael Phelps said...

Magnificent picture of the tortoises Jack. Standing next to you, I would be the short necked guy on the right!

Sharon Anck said...

I'm smiling!

SRQ said...

Wow -- very cool experience! Wonderful captures.