Galápagos Land Iguana

Galápagos Land Iguana, Isabela Island, Galápagos Islands, EcuadorI’ve posted several photos of the Galápagos marine iguana in the past. This is the Galápagos land iguana. Unlike the black marine iguanas, the land iguanas are a bright orangish yellow. They are also a bit bigger than than their amphibious cousins. As the name suggests, these guys stick to terra firma and enjoy basking in the Equatorial sunshine. Land iguanas aren’t as widespread through the Galápagos archipelago as marine iguanas but can still be found on several of the islands. I came across this guy as he was trucking along the volcanic gravel of Isabela Island.
Nikon D800 with Nikkor 200-400mm lens (at 200mm) ISO 400, f/5.6 at 1/2500th of a second

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  1. Sue January 4, 2018 at 11:56 pm #

    Cool shot of a high-stepping iguana!

  2. mom January 5, 2018 at 6:20 am #

    During this cold snap we are having in southwest Florida, the iguanas are falling out of the trees because of the cold. while the iguana population is at very high levels, this is nature’s way of thinning them out, but experts say it will not diminish them significantly. They are wandering around in a daze.

  3. Peter Butterfield January 5, 2018 at 7:09 am #

    —– So hot on tender feet
    —– Cool ocean offers not
    —– Relief reserved for
    —– Aquatic friends
    —– I’m content with prickly pears
    —– And heaping tub o’ bugs

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