Endemic to Madagascar, this critically endangered species is also one of the rarest tortoises on the entire planet. It’s a miracle the photographer captured them on camera, but even so, their species is slowly dwindling. Their numbers are shocking, as there are less than 400 living plowshare tortoises alive and in the wild. They live in the dry forest of Baly Bay in Madagascar. Their extinction numbers stem from declines due to hunting for consumption and collection for the international pet trade (Edge Of Existence).