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Seychelles > Pictures and travelogues > Pictures of Seychelles (Gallery 4)

Pictures from Seychelles (photo gallery 4): Sailing to Seychelles, Anse Source d’Argent in La Digue, Félicité and Cocos Islands, and Giant Tortoise.

Sailing Seychelles

Sailboat, Seychelles.

With most islands lying outside the cyclone belt, Seychelles offers year round sailing in calm waters. Read more about Seychelles cruises.

See more pictures from Seychelles cruising/ sailing:
cruises to Seychelles
-- boat in Shallows.

Anse Source d’Argent, La Digue

Anse Source d’Argent, La Digue, Seychelles.

With its soft white sand, clear turquoise waters and huge granite boulders, Anse Source d'Argent is probably one of the most photographed beaches in the world. The sea is sheltered by the reef, and is very calm and shallow. It is suitable for swimming and snorkeling. It is safe for children.

Anse Source d'Argent is located on the west side of La Digue island, Seychelles. The beach can be reached v
ia L'Union Estate. An entrance fee is required for non-residents.

See more pictures from Seychelles beaches:
-- Baie Lazare beach in Mahé
-- Anse Diri beach in Mahé
-- Anse Coco beach in La Digue
-- Anse Source d'Argent in La Digue (another picture)

-- Photo gallery of beaches in Seychelles.

Félicité and Cocos Islands, Seychelles

Félicité and Cocos Islands, Seychelles.

Félicité island and "île Cocos" are satellite islands of La Digue. Félicité has only 2,7 km². It is located about 5 km off La Digue and in close proximity to the small Ile Cocos (0,02 km²) and other islets. It is a marine park and an ideal spot for snorkelling and diving or boat trips. 

See more pictures from Seychelles islands:
La Digue
-- Saint Pierre island
-- Vallée de Mai in Praslin
-- Coral islands
-- Curieuse island.


Giant Tortoise, Seychelles

Giant Tortoise, Seychelles.                                                                            All pictures above © Seychelles Tourism Board

Seychelles is home to the world’s heaviest land tortoise living in the wild. This is Esmeralda (304 kg) on Bird Island. Esmeralda is the world's oldest living giant tortoise. Aldabra, one of the main outer atoll, has the largest population of Giant Tortoises in the world.

Giant tortoises were common on all islands in the western Indian Ocean until the islands were colonised. The species has been thought to be extinct
due to overexploitation by settlers. By 1840 the only surviving giant tortoises in the wild were those on the faraway Aldabra atoll (Seychelles) and the unrelated Galapagos giant tortoises in the Pacific. These species are now the subject of conservation programmes being carried out by the Nature Protection Trust of Seychelles and in some other places in the Indian Ocean.

See more pictures from Seychelles tortoises:
-- another giant tortoise
-- sea turtle
-- Hawksbill sea turtle.

See other Seychelles p
Gallery 1 (tourist attractions), Gallery 2, Gallery 3,
Gallery 5, Gallery 6 (fauna & flora), Gallery 7 (fauna & flora), Gallery 8,
Gallery 9, Gallery 10, Gallery 11, Gallery 12 (beaches),
Gallery 13 (coral islands), Gallery 14 (landscapes), Gallery 15 (Vallée de Mai), and Gallery 16 (Vallée de Mai).

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Seychelles pictures : Sail boat picture, La Digue Anse Source d'argent, Félicité Island picture, Coco island, Giant Tortoise picture