by Zolton in New Photography on Wednesday 6 August 2014

This tortoise has seen a lot. In fact, over some 180 years, Jonathan the giant tortoise has pretty much seen it all. Heck, when he was born, back in the early 1830s, Charles Darwin was still roaming the earth! These remarkable photos show the slow moving marvel in 1902 at his full adult size, which, given the rate at which tortoises grow, suggests that he was at least 50 when the photo was taken. These days he can barely see and has to be fed by hand, but there’s still life the old fella yet. He enjoys an active life in the tranquil surrounds of the Plantation House he shares with the governor of St Helena.

Via St Helena Online