We tend to think of tortoises as slow. And subject to the laws of gravity. Sometimes we’re wrong.
I’m outta here, Cap’n!
Space helmet engaged! I’m flying!
I’m landing. Gravity reengaged.
Look at me and my bad self!
This species (Manouria impressa) is pretty good at climbing. But they don’t always stick the landing.
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.