I will always remember the moment I set eyes on a Galapagos Giant Tortoise. Having read about them in books, seen them on numerous nature shows, nothing really sets you up for a close encounter with one. I confess my heart was somewhat in a more bouncy beat and the sense of trepidation of actually seeing one, right there, in front of you and then finally to see one in the wild, in my head I was thinking ‘truly breathtakingly beautiful’, in real life I was speechless, somewhat like a child seeing something wonderful for the first time. In awe and motionless, just standing there and watching. The short video you just watched was me trying to capture all those emotions and show how these creatures in a new light. Truth be told, this video still makes takes me right back to when I filmed it and opens the memories of my time at the Galapagos.
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