Looking for something a bit prehistoric? Meet Diego, a giant tortoise from the Galapagos Islands. He may be more than 100 years old, but that doesn't stop him from getting frisky. He was found on the island of Espanola in the 1960s—one of the last tortoises to survive there. Since then he's been getting busy from his perch at the Charles Darwin Research Station, helping to repopulate the entire island of Espanola. He continues to contribute offspring today. (Here's a cute series of baby giant tortoises I shot the same day.)
My husband, Jeff, and I had the pleasure of meeting Diego while we honeymooned in the Galapagos almost four years ago. (Jeff planned the trip as a surprise. Yep, best husband ever.) Guests to our home always inquire to whom this fabulous leg belongs.
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I'm Julia Soplop. I've spent my life documenting the world around me in writing and photography. I believe there is something profound in bearing witness to moments of joy and pain in others’ lives. My husband, three girls and I live outside of Chapel Hill, NC. You can read more about me here.