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Wild Leopard Tortoises Mating
Photographer: Martin Spilkin
Location: South Africa
Story: 
I went on a safari last November, as we where driving around the reserve, I saw a bump on the road in the distance, as I looked trough the telephoto lens, I realized there was a pair of leopard tortoises mating, at that moment I screamed, "STOP THE JEEP", the ranger driveng stoped and I was able to get many shots of the action. All the rangers at the reserve where very interested in seeing the pictures, I was told that in 20 years of observing this animals, they never observed this behavior in the wild, and I was lucky enough to photograph it. :)
Digital Alterations: 
Color correction, lightroom
Camera Information: Nikon D600 500mm lens
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