Tortoise Argument

I’m not sure exactly what these two giant tortoises were discussing, but it did appear that the one on the left wasn’t having a very good day. Photographed in the Santa Cruz highlands on Santa Cruz Island in the Galapagos Islands of Ecuador.
Nikon D800 with Nikkor 17-35mm lens (at 28mm) ISO 800, f/14 at 1/320th of a second

This entry was posted in Ecuador.


  1. Sue August 9, 2017 at 5:41 am #

    Great shot, Sean! It is rare to see a photo with 2 giant tortoises in it. In the background there are another couple – you have captured a Jurassic Park scene, to be sure!

  2. Kim S. Schinkel August 9, 2017 at 6:09 am #

    “If I told you once, I told you a thousand times: You’ll get a ticket if you don’t watch your speed through there! I saw a bunch of cops who had pulled cars over today. I watched MY speed, so I wasn’t one of them. And didn’t I call you and tell you? Yes, but you never listen because that would be too much like right! Oh, why didn’t I listen to Mother when she warned me about you? And I just know the neighbors are talking. Are you even listening to me? What am I going to do with you????”


    “I’m so done with this.”

  3. Susan Rubeo August 9, 2017 at 6:38 am #

    Not happy about something , you have such a sharp eye to catch these rare moments. In nature & bring them to us

    Aunt Sue

  4. Peter Butterfield August 9, 2017 at 7:04 am #

    —– Rockies may crumble
    —– Gibralter tumble but our
    —– Love is here to stay .

  5. Rachel Bellenoit August 9, 2017 at 10:00 am #

    This should be in the New Yorker asking for captions! Great capture!

  6. Tony August 9, 2017 at 9:16 pm #

    Looks like a real Collie shangle.