Angry giant tortoise chases explorer who interrupted mating session

Posted at 2:07 PM, Mar 24, 2015
and last updated 2015-03-24 19:40:04-04

National Geographic explorer Paul Rose was on a Pristine Seas expedition to the Seychelles when he and his cameraman stumbled upon a pair of giant tortoises mating on Assumption Island.

The very angry male chased them off, but was so slow the group was able to film their own escape.

The video has been watched over three million times on YouTube.