I was thrilled to finally see a wild desert tortoise last weekend. On top of being a threaten species, these tortoise spend more then 95% below ground in burrows. That combination makes them a rare sight.
I spotted one while mountain biking last weekend, but by the time I returned to my vehicle and grabbed my camera, I was unable to find her. I have looked for her everyday since then – how far can a tortoise go! I finally spotted her again yesterday while doing some more mountain biking photos. This time I had my camera – what a treat!