Sara Sampaio is a Victoria’s Secret Angel, so we’re used to seeing her in lingerie, but the Portuguese model wears something completely different in her latest Instagram pic: a giant tortoise shell. Even with most of her body covered up, she still has a gorgeous glow.

All I have to say is that being a tortoise is hard! #galapagos #ecuador

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Sampaio is vacationing in the Galápagos islands, where she’s encountered all sorts of wild creatures. in addition to meeting a real giant tortoise that’s 150 years old, she has posed for photos with a shark, an iguana, and some sea lions.


Lesson nr 3 with Nelly the shark: how to take a selfie #galapagos #galapagosisland #whitetipshark #scubadiving

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Another day another modeling lesson with Lenny the land iguana #landiguana #galapagosisland #galapagos

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Getting some modeling lessons from these 2! #sealions #galapagos #ecuador

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Sampaio also recently spent time in Tulum, Mexico, where she filled her Instagram with the kind of skin-baring pics we’ve come to expect when gorgeous women vacation in warm places. Back in August, she told Net-a-Porter.com’s The Edit that nudity is no big deal to her. “I’m pretty comfortable stripping down to my underwear, as long as there’s respect around me. Doing nude shots is all about the connection you have with the photographer, nothing else. Some photographers make me feel super easy and I trust them, but there are some I don’t even want to take my clothes off in front of.”

May 2017 be the best year yet! #2017

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Vacay mode 😊🌴@our_habitas #habitastulum

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