Galapagos Iguana Week – Monday

Posted February 10th, 2014 by   |  Photography, Travel  |  Permalink
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Galapagos marine iguana and yellow flowers. Nikon D7000, Nikon 70-200mm f/2.8.

It’s Iguana Week here at Visual Adventures where we celebrate the odd, yet somehow beautiful Galapagos iguanas. Check back each day for cool facts about these creatures along with photographs of the iguana in their native environment.

Scientists figure that the Galapagos Iguana arrived on debris or organic rafts that drifted in from the mainland. From the original inhabitants, they spread to most all of the nearby islands in the archipelago. Each island in the Galapagos hosts iguanas with unique sizes, shapes and colors.

Marine iguanas look terrifying and appear as though they might tear your arm off if you look at them sideways. However, they are gentle herbivores, eating solely under water algae and seaweed.

Group of marine iguanas sunning themselves on a sandy beach in the Galapagos Islands. Nikon D800, Nikon 14-24mm f/2.8.

Group of marine iguanas sunning themselves on a sandy beach in the Galapagos Islands. Nikon D800, Nikon 14-24mm f/2.8.

Marine iguanas have a life span ranging from 5 to 12 years in the wild. They grow to 4’ or 5’ long and are the world’s only seafaring lizards.

Our next photo adventure to the Galapagos is set for September 5-14, 2014 and this time we’re running it in conjunction with renowned photographer Tim Vollmer of Iceland. We’ve chartered our own private expedition yacht specifically for our own use during the adventure. More info and sign up here: Galapagos and Ecuador Photo Adventure Trip.

Two iguanas

Two marine iguanas sunning themselves on lava rocks. Nikon D800, Nikon 70-200mm f/2.8



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