Wednesday, 13 February 2013

No Two Galapagos Iguanas the Same - A Photographic Review


Galapagos Island IguanaIguanas are one of the most ubiquitous and interesting characters in the Galapagos Islands. In reading my earlier post, you will have learned that they are the only ones who forage on both the land and in the sea.





But, here’s another very interesting fact: the iguanas on each and every island are different. They have adapted to their environments in coloration and size based on the available food sources as well as the lava rock on which they rest and camouflage themselves. Here, through photographs, are examples of the colors and differences of the iguanas on many of the Galapagos Islands.

Fernandina:


Iguana and Lava Lizard, Espinosa Point, Fernandina
Iguana and Lava Lizard, Espinosa Point, Fernandina
Resting Iguana, Urbina Bay, Fernandina
Resting Iguana, Urbina Bay, Fernandina










Marine Iguanas Basking in Fernandina Sunshine
Marine Iguanas Basking in Fernandina Sunshine



Sante Fe

Iguana Sante Fe Island, Galapagos Islands, Ecuador     Iguana Sante Fe Island, Galapagos Islands, Ecuador

Iguana Sante Fe Island, Galapagos Islands, Ecuador


San Cristobal

Iguana San Cristobal Island, Galapagos Islands, Ecuador

Espanola

Iguanas at Suarez Point, Espanola Island
Iguanas at Suarez Point, Espanola Island
Iguanas at Suarez Point, Espanola Island
Iguanas at Suarez Point, Espanola Island

Christmas Iguana at Suarez Point, Espanola Island
Christmas Iguana at Suarez Point, Espanola Island
Christmas Iguana at Suarez Point, Espanola Island
Christmas Iguana at Suarez Point, Espanola Island
Santiago

Iguana Santiago Island, Galapagos Islands, Ecuador     Iguana Santiago Island, Galapagos Islands, Ecuador    Iguana Santiago Island, Galapagos Islands, Ecuador


Isabela  

Pink Iguana, Volcan Wolf, Isabela Island, Galapagos Island, Ecuador
Pink Iguana, Volcan Wolf
Iguanas and Sea Lions basking in the sun Isabela Island, Galapagos Island, Ecuador
Basking in Sun

Iguana Eating a Poison Apple Isabela Island, Galapagos Islands, Ecuador
Iguana Eating a Poison Apple









North Seymour

Land Iguana North Seymour Island Galapagos Islands, Ecuador
Land Iguana
Marine Iguana North Seymour Island Galapagos Islands, Ecuador
Marine Iguanas

Some Very Special Iguana Photographs

 Baby Marine Iguanas on Isabela Cliffs, Galapagos, Ecuador
 Baby Marine Iguanas on Isabela Cliffs
The largest of all the Galapagos land iguanas resting on a pillow on Sante Fe.
The largest of all the land iguanas resting on a pillow on Sante Fe.
 Marine iguana swimming, Galapagos Islands, Ecuador
 Marine iguana swimming.
Iguanas outside of the Charles Darwin Research Station, Santa Cruz.
Iguanas in the middle of the road outside of the Charles Darwin Research Station, Santa Cruz.
 Symbiotic relationship between iguana and lava lizard, Galapagos Islands, Ecuador
 Symbiotic relationship between iguana and lava lizard.








Iguanas ready for a fight to the finish on Isabela with indifferent bystanders on Isabela.
Iguanas ready for a fight to the finish on Isabela with indifferent bystanders.






The loser in the aftermath of an iguana fight, galapagos Islands, Ecuador.
The loser in the aftermath of an iguana fight.
Iguanas Mating.








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