Saturday picture show

baby tortoise on mama's head

The Big Picture featured “50 best photos from The Natural World” yesterday, and while the majority are from captive environments, many are nevertheless breathtaking.

This one, however, is just cute as all get out. Personally I have never understood how anyone could possibly resist a juvenile tortoise. Mammals with fuzzy faces have nothing on these.

For photos of a different style, check out the entries to the 2011 National Geographic Photo Contest. This series of 54 top-notch images exemplifies the phrase “an embarrassment of riches.” (Also, extra points for the amusing typo in image 19.)

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