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Mountain Tortoise


Posted by Gavin Falck on Thu Nov 11, 2021 2:24 am

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Mountain Tortoise snacking on flowers.  George, Southern Cape, South Africa.
Canon 80 D; Canon 18-135 lens.
f/9; 1/400; ISO-200. 

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by Carol Clarke on Thu Nov 11, 2021 5:10 am
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Excellent headshot as it devours that flower, Gavin!

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by david fletcher on Thu Nov 11, 2021 1:36 pm
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Brilliant timing Gavin. Looks like a full mouthful.
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by Cynthia Crawford on Thu Nov 11, 2021 5:00 pm
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I never knew a what a Tortoise would eat. Now I know! This really made me smile. Wonderful moment, beautifully captured-great timing!
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by ADKShooter on Fri Nov 12, 2021 8:28 am
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Terrific detail and wonderful timing of this tortoise snacking on flowers. One of the details which stands out to me is the serrated lower jaw which apparently makes it easier to cut through it's food. the out of focus background gives good context to the image.
 

by Yun Gao on Thu Nov 18, 2021 7:32 pm
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Wonderful timing! Great shot.
 

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