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Micah Zarnke | profile | all galleries >> east_africa >> tanzania >> tortoises tree view | thumbnails | slideshow
I encountered these tortoises on Prisoner Island just off the coast of Zanzibar, Tanzania. They are kept in a small fenced area with paths winding through the trees. The tortoises were fearless and seemed to enjoy contact with people. A few of the animals photographed were over 160 years old.
First Contact
First Contact
Portrait of a Tortoise
Portrait of a Tortoise
After Dinner
After Dinner
Feeding Time
Feeding Time
Eating
Eating
Curious Tortoise
Curious Tortoise
A Slow Walk
A Slow Walk
Stupid Tourist
Stupid Tourist