Weekly Photo Challenge: Symbol


From Santa Cruz.

The most recognized symbol of the Galápagos is the animal that shares its name with the island chain: the Galápagos tortoise (Chelonoidis nigra).  These amazing animals can weigh hundreds of pounds and live over 100 years.  On Santa Cruz, captive breeding programs are helping to save the various subspecies that are found on different islands.

Weekly Photo Challenge: Symbol