South Africa Desert Tortoise, Great Karoo National Park, South Africa

Taken in Karoo National Park, South Africa, on September 13th, 2008

Camping towards the very end of a trip to South Africa, I woke up one morning to find the campground being besieged by desert tortoises, who were there to feast on the campground’s grassy areas. This particular tortoise had more things on his mind than just grass though and in this shot I caught him astride a female tortoise doing his best to ensure that there would be a new generation of desert tortoises to roam the scrub.

 

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