Marine Iguana
Marine Iguana

Portrait of a large male Marine Iguana (Amblyrhynchus cristatus). As it happens with so many species in Galapagos, each island has its own subspecies - something which inspired Darwin to formulate its evolutionary theory. This individual is from Fernandina Island: Amblyrhynchus cristatus cristatus

What makes this shot so eye-catching is the contrast between the dark colours of the iguana body and the blues and greens behind it.

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Nikon D2X, Nikkor 70-200mm F2.8, handheld
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Date: 15/10/2008

Location: Fernandina Island, Galapagos, Ecuador

Photographer: Arturo de Frias

Marine Iguana

Portrait of a large male Marine Iguana (Amblyrhynchus cristatus). As it happens with so many species in Galapagos, each island has its own subspecies - something which inspired Darwin to formulate its evolutionary theory. This individual is from Fernandina Island: Amblyrhynchus cristatus cristatus

What makes this shot so eye-catching is the contrast between the dark colours of the iguana body and the blues and greens behind it.

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Nikon D2X, Nikkor 70-200mm F2.8, handheld
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Date: 15/10/2008

Location: Fernandina Island, Galapagos, Ecuador

Photographer: Arturo de Frias