Here’s something you don’t see everyday, a very up-close look at a Giant Galapagos Tortoise. YouTube’s Arlo Midgett set up his camera and tripod and lucked out when the tortoise took notice and decided to investigate. I recommend watching in HD fullscreen.
Emily Howard was a faithful EarthSkyer for many years, until 2013. She graduated with honors from the University of Texas with a major in History (focus on Latin American Studies) and a minor in Spanish. She further cultivated her Spanish skills while living abroad in Valparaíso, Chile, and traveling extensively throughout South America, Mexico and Spain. She's an all-around cool girl, with an interest in many things.