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Leopard tortoise

Leopard tortoise
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Copyright: Peter Thomas (FunkyMunky) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 146 W: 0 N: 608] (3154)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2008-03-24
Categories: Mammals
Camera: Canon EOS 400D, Sigma 170-500mm APO
Exposure: f/6.3, 1/320 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2010-11-21 21:45
Viewed: 6647
Points: 20
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Leopard tortoise - Geochelone pardalis

This was also taken in the Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park.
The leopard tortoise is ons of the so calles "small five", the other being the elephant shrew, the red billed buffalo weaver, the ant lion and the rhino beetle

The leopard tortoise is one of the largest tortoise species in the world. It is at times also referred to as the African leopard tortoise, owing to its geographical range, which spans from Sudan to southern Cape in the continent of Africa. It is one of the most popular species when it comes to keeping tortoises as pets, and therefore breeding leopard tortoises has become a full fledged commercial activity in various parts of the world.

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amazing creature, TFS Ori

A beautiful specimen from a veyy good POV to show its salient characteristics Peter, the natural surroundings make this a doubly valuable capture. TFS it my friend.

P. s.: You should change the "categories" item from "mammals" to "reptiles"...

Hallo Peter
This is a beautiful capture of a Leopard tortoise showing lovely details of its patterned shell, the scales on its paws and its eyes and nose. We often look at the Sanparks webcams when we have a few minutes spare and ever so often we see a huge tortoise like this one at the Addo webcam. Thanks for sharing. You have really spoilt us lately with some unique images. Best regards.

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  • zetu Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 967 W: 26 N: 3888] (16941)
  • [2010-11-22 1:13]

Hello Peter
Nice presentation taken with excellent details and natural colors
Thanks for sharing

Bonjour Peter,
Agréable valorisation du sujet dans son environnement et sous une lumière bien maitrisée.
A bientôt sur TN pour de nouvelles aventures.

Well done Peter. I saw lots of them in the Addo Elephant Park earlier this year and they are big.

Wow Peter ! Nice shot taken from a ground level! I have witness few years ago this majestic tortoise walking proudly on the road between the Karoo and Cape Town! Fine capture and wonderful edition to TN!
George Veltchev

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2010-11-22 12:00]

Hello Peter,
Another very beautiful photo of this REPTILE. Fantastic, with a very good DOF in splendid natural colours and very sharp detailed. Taken from a perfect low POV. Very impressive animal!

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2010-11-22 14:55]

Hi Peter,is a very nice pic,very good quality of focus,sharpness and natural colors,not the top of difficult but a impressive and perfect work.Thanks for share,have a nice day,Luciano.

Hi Peter,
That's a very unusual species. Very nice focus. Congratulations on your very first 1000 points.
Have a very fine day.

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