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 (28)

loscraftsstudio

loscraftsstudio, 11 days ago

Omg that’s beautiful so sad that they are endangered

andyparkinsonphoto

andyparkinsonphoto, 11 days ago

It's a sad state of affairs that we can't even protect a tortoise

mimodoux

mimodoux, 11 days ago

🙌🏻🙌🏻🙌🏻 good idea

galeriepauljanssen

galeriepauljanssen, 11 days ago

🙏

hauspichler

hauspichler, 11 days ago

Sorry 😢😢😢

katalin_fardi

katalin_fardi, 11 days ago

I saw a huge one in my garden last month

tierfontein

tierfontein, 11 days ago

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

jtrax

jtrax, 11 days ago

God fucking dammit I LOVE TURTLES

allinasia

allinasia, 11 days ago

So beautiful

nataligolda

nataligolda, 11 days ago

😢

mickdermottt

mickdermottt, 10 days ago

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

yiayiajo3

yiayiajo3, 9 days ago

Thanks for the shot and narrative

karyna3

karyna3, 8 days ago

Poor animal

iancmw

iancmw, 7 days ago

@jessicabedson

nace_zavrl

nace_zavrl, 7 days ago

Awesome photos , thank you for the story

yassarts

yassarts, 4 days ago

Posted new photography stuff be sure to check it out!

chrometeorphotography

chrometeorphotography, 4 days ago

Such a beautiful tortoise!

stephan.ortmanns

stephan.ortmanns, 2 days ago

Nice One! 👍 ...

jpr_photoz

jpr_photoz, 16 hours ago

@vane_bachmann