timflachphotography This is one of the rarest tortoises in the world. It saddens me that in addition to armed guards, the ploughshare has its shell defaced, to deter the illegal wildlife trade from taking them from the wild.
Durrell Wildlife Conservation Trust has been working tirelessly since it’s rediscovery in 1984, to see that the Ploughshare survives, but it still remains critically endangered.
#tortoise #ploughsharetortoise #wildlife #conservation #endangered #iucnredlist #timflach #photography #hasselbad #broncolor

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This is one of the rarest tortoises in the world. It saddens me that in addition to armed guards, the ploughshare has its shell defaced, to deter the illegal wildlife trade from taking them from the wild. Durrell Wildlife Conservation Trust has been working tirelessly since it’s rediscovery in 1984, to see that the Ploughshare survives, but it still remains critically endangered. #tortoise #ploughsharetortoise #wildlife #conservation #endangered #iucnredlist #timflach #photography #hasselbad #broncolor

Comments (34)

tierfontein

tierfontein, 3 months ago

Thank you for your beautiful work recording these incredible endangered creatures, MUCH appreciated!

jtrax

jtrax, 3 months ago

God fucking dammit I LOVE TURTLES

allinasia

allinasia, 3 months ago

So beautiful

nataligolda

nataligolda, 3 months ago

😢

mickdermottt

mickdermottt, 3 months ago

Fanscinating! Do you have any more information on the illegal wildlife trade? @timflachphotography

yiayiajo3

yiayiajo3, 3 months ago

Thanks for the shot and narrative

karyna3

karyna3, 3 months ago

Poor animal

iancmw

iancmw, 3 months ago

@jessicabedson

nace_zavrl

nace_zavrl, 3 months ago

Awesome photos , thank you for the story

yassarts

yassarts, 3 months ago

Posted new photography stuff be sure to check it out!

chrometeorphotography

chrometeorphotography, 3 months ago

Such a beautiful tortoise!

stephan.ortmanns

stephan.ortmanns, 3 months ago

Nice One! 👍 ...

jpr_photoz

jpr_photoz, 3 months ago

@vane_bachmann

tishmcdonald

tishmcdonald, 3 months ago

What an amazing design on the shell

gatobart

gatobart, 3 months ago

É uma pena que o Homem só saiba destruir a natureza, ao invés de preservar e proteger.

artistabigailmarie

artistabigailmarie, 2 months ago

just like the rhinos, they have to remove the horns so that poachers do not kill them.

tdn14

tdn14, 2 months ago

Beautiful tortoise

lys_zonbi

lys_zonbi, 27 days ago

It’s a sad world we live in. Anything to keep them living, it’s a necessary task.

rhythmistpoet

rhythmistpoet, 18 days ago

What a f**kin shame