Desert Tortoise – Start of the Day

Start of the Day

     Today’s image, Start of the Day, goes way back to the era of color film.  This Desert Tortoise was just waking up and exiting its burrow to forage in the desert’s early morning coolness.  The image has a publication history having been used in National Wildlife Magazine and a National Geographic book titled The Secret Lives of Animals.

~ Anecdote and Desert Tortoise capture, Start of the Day © Jerry L. Ferrara.  California’s Mojave Desert.