Featured Photo: Galapagos Iguana with an Attitude

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I took hundreds of photographs while on the Galapagos Islands. Those of you who have traveled to the Galapagos and have seen the animals from an astounding closeness know that it is quasi-impossible to put your camera away. When a baby sea lion gazes up at you with soft, huge eyes, who are you to refuse?

On South Plaza island, I stumbled upon this tough-looking, come-hither iguana. “I dare you to take my picture” he (perhaps a she?) seemed to be saying. Of course, I happily obliged.

Land iguana on South Plaza, the Galapagos Islands, Ecuador.

More Galapagos pictures forthcoming in this Featured Photo series, but I had to choose the ‘Iguana with an Attitude’ as the first of the bunch.


9 comments to Featured Photo: Galapagos Iguana with an Attitude

  1. I definitely look forward to those photos. I hear its amazing how close you can get to the un-phased wildlife.

    stay adventurous,

  2. Looking at some animals is like looking into the past. Can you imagine this lizard 20 times bigger thousands of years ago?

  3. That's one colourful reptile! Badass!

  4. Thanks guys. You can get very close to the animals – they are accustomed to tourists at this point. But the islands are not as sustainable as they used to be, and have been invaded by non-endemic species that threaten the wildlife and fauna. (I spent months volunteering on the islands, so don't get me started on sustainable tourism in the galapagos!).

    Glad you enjoyed the picture!

  5. Looks just like my ex-husband's uncle Guido. Only this guy's got a better complexion.

  6. Any turtles with attitude in future photos?:)

  7. It is a big one!look like a dinosaur from the Jurassic.

  8. That's roughly how I look and feel waking up on any given weekday morning. :-)


  9. @Deb: Well, I'm glad he's your ex-husband, else you wouldn't be my stepmother!

    @Cosmina: Not attitude, per se…more like turtles schpoffing. It was mating season when I was there!