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A baby desert tortoise hatches from its egg. Found north and west of the Colorado River in the Mojave Desert in California, Nevada, Arizona and Utah, the desert tortoise is one of most elusive inhabitants of the desert, spending up to 95 percent of its life underground. With a domed shell and elephant-like legs, it is easily distinguishable from its turtle cousins. Photo by U.S. Geological Survey (USGS)​ scientist K. Kristina Drake. Posted on Tumblr 2/20/15 by the US Department of the Interior.

A baby desert tortoise hatches from its egg. Found north and west of the Colorado River in the Mojave Desert in California, Nevada, Arizona and Utah, the desert tortoise is one of most elusive inhabitants of the desert, spending up to 95 percent of its life underground. With a domed shell and elephant-like legs, it is easily distinguishable from its turtle cousins. Photo by U.S. Geological Survey (USGS)​ scientist K. Kristina Drake. Posted on Tumblr 2/20/15 by the US Department of the Interior.

Posted February 21, 2015 by henrymowry in Photography

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