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Galapagos Tortoise Feeding

Image # 1D2_03413

Santa Cruz Island


Canon 28-70L/f2.8 at 70 mm

ISO 400, f/8, 1/500 second

Manual Metering



We visited the Charles Darwin Research Station one of the last days we were in the Galapagos, where they have many active research programs. One of the largest is for the Galapagos Tortoise, and this shot was taken at their facility. We did see a number of them in the wild, later that day, but the weather conditions were quite poor for photography (rain, mist, heavy clouds), so the quality of those images leaves much to be desired. So I included a couple of 'captive' specimen shots here for these reasons.