Florida's Gopher Tortoise

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    This photo was captured in the Guana Reserve. The Gopher Tortoise is listed on the endangered species list and cannot be harassed. I captured this photo at ground level using a 400mm lens. Trailhead parking area. GTMNERR Photo by Craig O'Neal

    Nature Photos by Scott, and 10 other people added this photo to their favorites.

    1. Sandy Manwell 71 months ago | reply

      Wonderful shot. Great composition ~ love it being eye level. Very nice details.

      We had one come through our yard one time. Don't have any idea where he (she?) came from but after touring our yard a bit, he headed across the street to where the creek is. The kids and I watched him from a distance and made sure he got across the street ok.

    2. Sharon Pire 71 months ago | reply

      More luck today, huh? :) Great shot!

    3. turtlemom4bacon 71 months ago | reply

      Hi, I'm an admin for a group called Eastern USA Photobugs, and we'd love to have this added to the group!

      This is a fantastic photo of our Florida Gopher!!!!

      ~ Golden Autumn ~

      I saw this BEAUTIFUL FLORIDA shot in
      Florida~The_Sunshine_State

    4. Nature Photos by Scott 70 months ago | reply

      Hi, I'm an admin for a group called Florida Outdoors (Post One, Comment One), and we'd love to have this added to the group!

    5. Michael Skelton 70 months ago | reply

      Nice shot! I have one or two shots like this! Not quite as sharp but same composition, I invite you to take a look if you wish!

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    6. Tony Fischer Photography 70 months ago | reply

      Thank you for sharing your great photo with us!


      Eastern USA Photobugs

      well done...

    7. KoriG 70 months ago | reply

      Wonderful photo! I love the perspective!
      And my...this is a big gopher tortoise! So nice that they're protected at the state park and can live nice long lives!!

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    8. Nature Photos by Scott 70 months ago | reply

      For more information on the Gopher Tortise, go to:
      www.gophertortoisecouncil.org/

      One of my favorite creatures...

    9. xxceliaxx 37 months ago | reply

      I found one in my friends yard on the way home and I picked him up and broght him home and took some pictures. After I returned him to the lake for a happy life :) He looked exactly like this one!

    10. greener ideal 26 months ago | reply

      Thanks for making this great photo available under Creative Commons.

      It 's been featured in an Endangered Species Photo Gallery at Greener Ideal

    11. katycummings1 10 months ago | reply

      Hi Craig - love the perspective! I work for The Nature Conservancy and we were hoping to use this picture on one of our informational trail signs for a preserve in Florida. Please contact me at kcummings@tnc.org Thank you!

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