Galapagos Land Iguana

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    I'm uploading a bunch of my old photos for safe keeping. There are a few that I think are worth sharing even though they're a few years old. This is from a trip to the Galapagos Islands with my sister in 2002, when she was an exchange student in Ecuador.

    This guy snuck up behind us on the trail in the Galapagos Islands. He stood still just long enough for me to get this shot.

    pierre pouliquin, rgdaniel, and 11 other people added this photo to their favorites.

    1. Stephen P. Johnson 102 months ago | reply

      Fabulous! Thanks for shariing. Someday we will have the opportunity to see these creatures I hope.

      Seen in 1-2-3 Nature (?)

    2. pierre pouliquin 102 months ago | reply

      Thanks for sharing, superb focus/detail...always nice to see animals "on site".

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    3. chatallot 102 months ago | reply

      Great shot of such a spectacular creature.
      (1-2-3 Nature)

    4. ~Jana~ (Mikesma Photos) [deleted] 102 months ago | reply

      Terrific shot Chris. When I think of how many animals are on the endangered specie list, I realize that these photos may be all we have to show our kids and grandkids someday.

    5. ChrisIrmo 102 months ago | reply

      Jana, hopefully Ecuador continues to provide the protection for the Galapagos that they are now. There are only two small cities on the islands, and tourists are not allowed to stay on the islands themselves. They're only allowed to stay on cruise ships and can only set foot on the islands with a licensed guide in small groups.

      It's amazing how the animals (like this guy) are not afraid of humans. We're not allowed to touch them, and they know it. Many of the animals will walk right up to you, or allow you to walk right past without so much as flinching. It's truly an amazing place!

      Seen in your Ecuador set. (?)

    6. latinclemson 102 months ago | reply

      Good times in ol' Ecuador! Do you have any more you're going to put up? I have a few good ones from the trip in my scrapbook. I'm pretty sure I still have the one of you folk dancing with our shipmates!! Can we put that one up??:)

    7. rgdaniel 102 months ago | reply

      Wonderful !! I think I met this guy in 2000 !!

      Land Iguana (redux) (by rgdaniel)

      The World Through My Eyes

    8. blake_lennon 102 months ago | reply

      Wow, the knowledge that is imprinted on this prehistoric marvel!! And you lucky being, getting to capture that!

    9. copeg 102 months ago | reply

      Great shot.

    10. Capricorn45rbjd 102 months ago | reply

      beautiful shot ,well done!

    11. Hoddel 102 months ago | reply

      I like him.....!!

    12. Craig Shillington 102 months ago | reply

      Nice capture!! They are huge aren't they? Not like the little boy on my stream LOL

      Seen on your photo stream. (?)

    13. amethystrainn 101 months ago | reply

      Wonderful color and texture! Also, the iguana's face has a lot of character and you captured it beautifully.

    14. Ed from Ohio 95 months ago | reply

      what a great portrait--he's ugly and loving it.

    15. smeetstimon 76 months ago | reply

      great details!

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