Scientists named the giant tortoise Fernanda, after the Fernandina Island, a largely unexplored active volcano in the western Galápagos archipelago that she calls home. Photograph: Lucas Bustamante/PA
Every now and then it is time for nature photos. First, above, is from a story that surprises, from a place we love:
Identification of Galápagos tortoise celebrated by scientists as a big deal for island’s biodiversity
And then there are photos unconnected to any news stories, scientific or otherwise, submitted for us to enjoy by people from around the world:
A newly hatched green iguana rests on foliage in a terrarium at the Chennai Snake Park in Chennai, India. Photograph: Arun Sankar/AFP/Getty Images
Two are from India, our home for seven years. Monkey business was a constant theme.
Monkeys eat watermelons during the heatwave in New Delhi, India. Photograph: Rajat Gupta/EPA
Another from a place whose name has lots of meaning for us:
A jellyfish swims off the island of Ithaca, Greece
Photograph: Cor Kuyvenhoven/Ghost Diving/Reuters
See all the other photos here.