A 4-day-old African spurred tortoise

This photo was taken by Attila Balazs/MTI via Associated Press:

A 4-day-old African spurred tortoise, one of eight babies, sunbathes on its mother’s head in the animal park in Nyiregyhaza, Hungary. 

little tortoise


            4-day-old African spurred tortoise


This photo was selected between the

50 best photos from The Natural World

by Boston.com.

Boston.com says:  Fortunately, photographers around the world have captured the moments and beauty that allow us to see amazing views of this awe-inspiring planet. This is a collection of favorite photos from The Natural World gallery in 2011, a showcase of images of animals and environment that runs on Boston.com throughout the year.

Enjoy the nice photo collection!