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Giant Galapagos Tortoise
Photographer: Linda Klipp
Location: Santa Cruz Island, Galapagos
Story: 
I searched for hours thru the forests in the mountains of Santa Cruz Island in the Galapagos islands. My hope was to find a giant Galapagos Tortoise wandering thru the prehistoric looking moss covered forest. I had plenty of shots of the tortoises out in the open fields but the forest seemed to have a special allure. The sun was setting quickly and I was running out of light when this giant emerged from the forest on a B-Line to the pond. I followed him for a while getting lots of shots. But my favorite was a backlit shot as he headed off.
Digital Alterations: 
crop, levels, white balance, curves,
Camera Information: Nikon D7100, at 24mm, f22 ISO 800, 1/30sec, +.7EVs, hand held
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