La Digue was the most beautiful island I visited in the Seychelles Archipelago.  I liked that it didn’t have the regular buses like in Praslin and Mahé and it was also a bit more reserved since there were less people. I wished I had spent a few days and met a few of the islanders and gone rock climbing and cycled the island (it’s a good biking spot) and eaten more creole food but time didn’t permit.

Spending just a few hours on the island, I took quite a number of photos but this particularly tops my list as the favourite of them all.

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Some of the Aldabra giant tortoise are protected on the island so after lunch and a few minutes walking around, we got to the giant tortoise enclosure. The tour guide told us how much the tortoises like the breadfruit and a lady from another group started offering one of the them. It came so close and started eating it, I had to capture the scene. I got this particular shot just before it started chewing the breadfruit. The features of the tortoise are seen up-close and I like the gentle look on its face. The lady’s hand adds a beautiful contrast to the other elements in the photo and the bokeh effect is amazing.

Here are some more pictures from the scene:

Giant Tortoise in La Digue

 

Giant Tortoise in La Digue

 

Giant Tortoise in La Digue


ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Fola Jemi-Alade

Fola Jemi-Alade

I’m Fola and I love to travel! My love for travelling is sort of inborn. I got my first atlas map when I was six and I was hooked from that moment. A long time dream of mine is to visit at least 100 countries in my life time.

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