FERNANDINA GIANT TORTOISE
photography, edition of six

123 x 69 cm

2022

"The International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) had flagged the Fernandina giant tortoise on its Red List as possibly extinct until 2017, two years after one came across the reptile's feces in the park and three years after the inauguration of the Giant Tortoise Restoration Initiative. Its designation was then changed to critically endangered." (source: National Geographic)

A 100 year old tortoise was found and teams started scouting for other potential individuals in the area, however since then she appears to be the only living being remaining of her species. Nevertheless, research is still being conducted.