X-rays of two female desert tortoises prior to laying eggs
A female desert tortoise laying eggs
Desert tortoise eggs
A nest of eggs from an excavated burrow
A desert tortoise beginning to hatch
A desert tortoise hatchling
Desert tortoise hatchlings
The following pictures are of partially developed embryos. Their development stopped for unknown reasons. These pictures were taken in November 1998, a month after the last hatchling emerged from its egg. For this reason, the yolks appear discolored.
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