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giant tortoises on the island of Grande Terre, Seychelles
March 1, 2016

A Daytime Retreat

Aldabra giant tortoises escape searing daytime heat by taking refuge in caves within the rugged coral rock of the island of Grande Terre, Seychelles. It’s a slow, cumbersome commute between the caves and the tortoises’ grazing areas.

See more pictures from the March 2016 feature story "In the Seychelles, Taking Aim at Nature's Bullies."

Photograph by Thomas P. Peschak
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