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Marine iguana (Amblyrhynchus cristatus) - Santa Cruz Island, Galapagos National Park, Ecuador


A shot of the coastline showing off the large numbers of marine iguanas present. If you look carefully you will see may large males dotted across the lava, each of these lizards maintains a territory and keeps other males from entering it, so despite their frequently relaxed appearance these lizards were always vigilant and watchful over their neighbors. As you can see there is not much growing on the lava rocks that the iguanas are basking on, instead they head to the water when they're hungry and graze on algae that grows at the waters edge and as well as underwater.


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Taken on January 3, 2016