Nearly Wordless Wednesday: Over and Out!

We tend to think of tortoises as slow. And subject to the laws of gravity. Sometimes we’re wrong.

This species (Manouria impressa) is pretty good at climbing. But they don’t always stick the landing.

What are you looking at?

What are you looking at?

Nobody’s perfect, right?

Gratuitous belly button shot! Hatchling pancake tortoise. The umbilicus is the bright yellow patch. It is rapidly disappearing.

Gratuitous belly button shot! Hatchling pancake tortoise. The umbilicus is the bright yellow patch. It is rapidly disappearing.

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23 thoughts on “Nearly Wordless Wednesday: Over and Out!

  1. That is just precious!! To capture that moment when baby turtle sets off into the world. It’s like I can see the motion and determination and centuries of the species all captured in your still life pictures. Thank you!

  2. I have never encountered a slow turtle/tortoise! Back when I lived in Louisiana, I happened to find some kind of river turtle… it looked like it would be slow: short legs, broad shell… that sucker bolted so fast when I put him down on my deck I couldn’t catch him!

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