Follow the link to Brie Anne’s macro photography challenge …. ” allows us to see the world in a new light. Some of the best macro subjects may appear mundane at first — things you’d normally pass by without giving a second glance — but get just a little closer and there’s often a hidden beauty to be discovered.”
See the close-up details of a leopard tortoise and admire it’s rugged build.
16 thoughts on “The leopard tortoise: the close-up details”
Great close-ups of a wonderful African character. Love his horny feet 🙂
Thanks Jude – characters, yes, and their lifespan can be quite long too… up to 100 years.
I just love tortoise’s ET-like faces. Such character. Beautiful photos, as always, Liz!
Agree on the ET-like faces. I also rather admire their single minded-like determination.
Amazing shots! From head to toe 🙂
Thanks Jeremy, i was lucky to get the shots, as generally they’re quite shy and usually scuttle off into the bush.
Oh, I really like the phot of it’s foot, it is very special.
Yes, they’re pretty well adapted to quite harsh conditions….
I love tortoises, great shots!
Thanks Nalinki, we’re lucky to have 8 different species here in the western Cape – but these are the most impressive size wise 🙂
Great shots. The feet shots are particularly interesting. They certainly look suited to their environment. Very tough!
Thanks Jane, tough for sure! The adapt from desert to rugged mountain terrain. Addidas could study that foot tread …
Amazing detail, Liz! 🙂
A whole evolution of perfection there… thanks for stopping by, Sylvia.
Ahhh yes, hidden beauty, the joy and importance of macro photography.