The world's oldest oceanic island group, there is literally nowhere else like Seychelles; its long isolation has resulted in high levels of endemicity found in few other places. The contrast between these ancient granitic inner islands and the far younger atolls of the Aldabra group is striking; here, the tropical forests and mountains of the granitics are replaced by dry, flat razor-sharp rock formations. Only the hardiest can survive here, such as the Aldabra giant tortoises; found nowhere else and in huge numbers. they have literally engineered the ecology of the island to suit their needs.

Aldabra storm
Champignon rocks, Aldabra
Aldabra tortoise
Sleeping tortoise,  Aldabra
Blue pigeon,  Aldabra
Striated heron,  Aldabra
Aldabra tortoise hatching
Striated heron & blacktip, Aldabra
Sleeping Aldabra tortoise
Blacktip shark, Aldabra
Tortoise cannibalism, Aldabra
Sleeping tortoise, Aldabra
Aldabra tortoise
Aldabra tortoises
Aldabra tortoises
Aldabra sunset
Aldabra sunset
Aldabra nightjar
Blacktip sharks, Aldabra
Aldabra nightjar
Stranded humpbacks, Aldabra
Aldabra tortoise cannibalism
Stranded humpback, Aldabra
Stranded humpback, Aldabra
Tiger shark, Aldabra
Stranded humpback, Aldabra
Tiger shark on humpback, Aldabra
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Tortoise photobomb, Aldabra
Aldabra tortoise
Aldabra, tortoise
Aldabra easterlies
Aldabra tortoises
Aldabra tortoises
Aldabra tropicbird
Aldabra
Coconut crabs, Aldabra
Coconut crab, Aldabra
Aldabra
Hermit crab, Aldabra
Sleeping Aldabra tortoise
Bulbul, Aldabra
Aldabra tortoise
Bulbul, Aldabra
Grey heron, Aldabra
Grey heron, Aldabra
Mangrove seedling, Aldabra
Aldabra
Aldabra tropicbird
Grey heron, Aldabra
Grey heron, Aldabra
Pied crow, Aldabra
Grey heron, Aldabra
Grey heron, Aldabra
Grey heron, Aldabra
Blacktip sharks, Aldabra
Aldabra
Blacktip sharks, Aldabra
Grey heron, Aldabra
Green turtle hatchlings, Aldabra
Blacktip shark, Aldabra
Aldabra
Grey heron predating turtles, Aldabr
Aldabra
Grey heron predating turtles, Aldabr
Red-footed boobies, Aldabra
Red-footed boobies, Aldabra
Aldabra tortoise shells
Aldabran sacred ibis
Aldabran sacred ibis
Striated heron, Aldabra
Golden orb weaver, Aldabra
Aldabra kestrel
Golden orb web, Aldabra
Grey heron, Aldabra
Aldabra nightjar
Frigates, Aldabra
Blacktip shark, Aldabra
Loading the boat, Aldabra
Nesting green turtle, Aldabra
loading the boat, Aldabra
Aldabra
Lomatophyllum, Aldabra
Photographer, Aldabra
Aldabran sacred ibis
Aldabra tortoise
Aldabran sacred ibis
Aldabra tortoise
Aldabra tortoise
Aldabra tortoise shelter in a cave
Mangroves, Aldabra
Mangroves, Aldabra
Aldabra tortoise
Champignon islets, Aldabra
Bridled tern, Aldabra
Bridled tern, Aldabra
Blacktip sharks, Aldabra
Shore crab, Aldabra
Aldabran flightless rail
Green turtle emergence track, Aldabr
Sleeping Aldabra tortoise
Nesting green turtle, Aldabra
Wakeboarding, Aldabra
Aldabra flying fox
Approaching storm, Aldabra
Aldabra sunset
Middle Camp, Aldabra
Middle Camp, Aldabra
Booby chick, Aldabra
Booby feathers, Aldabra
Frigate, Aldabra
Fridate chick, Aldabra
Frigate, Aldabra
Aldabra tortoises in the shade
Aldabra tortoise
Aldabra tortoises in the shade
Aldabra tortoises in the shade
MIddle Camp, Aldabra
Cinq Cases, Aldabra
Frigate, Aldabra
Booby chick, Aldabra
Blacktip shark, Aldabra
Blacktip shark, Aldabra
Frigate colony, Aldabra
Frigate colony, Aldabra
Fairy tern 'nest', Aldabra
Golden orb web, Aldabra
Coconut crab, Aldabra
Sharks and rays, Aldabra
Sharks and rays, Aldabra
Mating green turtles, Aldabra
Blacktip sharks, Aldabra
Fairy tern, Aldabra
Settlement beach, Aldabra
Aldabra flightless rail
Coconut crab with eggs, Aldabra
Blacktip shark, Aldabra
Fairy tern, Aldabra
Blacktips feed on a booby, Aldabra
Aldabra flightless rail and chick
Approaching storm, Aldabra
Aldabra lagoon
Mangroves, Aldabra
Approaching storm, Aldabra
Mangroves, Aldabra
Green turtle hatchling, Aldabra
Aldabra tortoise hatchling
Frigate attacking booby, Aldabra
The older prison, Aldabra
The newer prison, Aldabra
Frigates, Aldabra
Spotted moray, Aldabra
Green turtle hatchling, Aldabra
Blacktip shark, Aldabra
Blacktip shark, Aldabra
Aldabra tortoise
Mangroves, Aldabra
Aldabra tortoise
Aldabra tortoise
Aldabra tortoise
Aldabra tortoise
Blue pigeon, Aldabra
Aldabra tortoises
Aldabra tortoises
Cinq Cases, Aldabra
Aldabra tortoises
Dimorphic egrets, Aldabra
Blue pigeons, Aldabra
Photographing a tortoise, Aldabra
Aldabra tortoise hatchling
Aldabra tortoise hatchling
Grey heron predating spotted moray
Grey heron predating spotted moray
Grey heron, Aldabra
Grey heron predating spotted moray
Coconut crab, Aldabra
Mating green turtles, Aldabra
Dimorphic egret, Aldabra
Aldabra sunset
Aldabra sunset
Aldabra tortoises
Aldabra flightless rail
Aldabra day gecko
Dimorphic egret, Aldabra
Settlement reef, Aldabra
Spotted eagle ray, Aldabra
Dimorphic egret, Aldabra
Blacktip sharks, Aldabra
Aldabra sunset
Predated green turtle, Aldabra
Aldabra kestrel
Hermit crab, Aldabra
Champignon islet, Aldabra
Settlement beach, Aldabra
Grey heron, Aldabra
Settlement beach, Aldabra
Champignon islet, Aldabra