Ah, for the love of a Galapago-
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Charlie Shugart
Registered: Feb 06, 2007
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This caretaker and a breeder land tortoise (aka galapago) had a friendly thing going on.
Image taken at the Darwin Center in the Galapagos Islands.



WilliamFinley
Registered: Apr 11, 2010
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Oh now that's cool!

Bill



fredv
Registered: Apr 13, 2005
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who's the old man? truly a great shot!!!!!!!



tomandmarj
Registered: Jan 02, 2007
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a good composition and laugh!
regards, Charlie. tom



Dougo
Registered: Feb 10, 2006
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The tortoise looks a bit embarrassed in front of his mates

Cheers Ray



CDaescher
Registered: Jul 19, 2011
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They sure look cosy together.
Chris



Charlie Shugart
Registered: Feb 06, 2007
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Country: United States

Thanks William, Fred, Tom, Ray and Chris.
The man was the caretaker for the tortoises. He was showing off a bit to our small group; he stepped over the low wall and walked up to this tortoise. Obviously, the tortoise recognized him and stretched out his neck so the man would scratch it- which he did. Then the man put his arm around the animal and gave him a hug.
Note: we were not permitted inside the containment area.
Charlie