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Marine Iguanas (Amblyrhynchus cristatus) have a truly unique behavior: they dive in the cold waters surrounding the Galapagos islands to feed on submarine algae - sometimes up to 30ft deep.

Being cold-blooded, this lowers their body temperature dramatically, which is why Iguanas spend long hours sun bathing, before and after each dive.

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Nikon D2X, Nikkor 700-200 F2.8 VR, handheld

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Date: 15/10/2008

Location: Fernandina Island, Galapagos, Ecuador

Photographer: Arturo de Frias

Beach Bums

Marine Iguanas (Amblyrhynchus cristatus) have a truly unique behavior: they dive in the cold waters surrounding the Galapagos islands to feed on submarine algae - sometimes up to 30ft deep.

Being cold-blooded, this lowers their body temperature dramatically, which is why Iguanas spend long hours sun bathing, before and after each dive.

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Nikon D2X, Nikkor 700-200 F2.8 VR, handheld

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Date: 15/10/2008

Location: Fernandina Island, Galapagos, Ecuador

Photographer: Arturo de Frias