Three Marine Iguana in the Galapagos

In Images by Matt Shetzer

Three Marine Iguana in the Galapagos

Our Galapagos photo workshop participants often find themselves mere feet away from scenes like this one, where three marine iguanas sun themselves.

They have a remarkable ability to thrive in a harsh environment. While they’re adapted to forage for food in the shallow waters, cold-blooded iguana can only swim for so long before they have to bask in the sun to warm up.

Not far from these marine marvels, the land iguanas present a contrasting scene. More colorful and often found amidst the arid landscapes of the islands, land iguanas offer a fascinating glimpse into the adaptability of life in the Galapagos. Unlike their marine counterparts, these terrestrial reptiles have a different survival strategy—they feast on the abundant cactus found on the islands.

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Three Marine Iguana in the Galapagos was last modified: March 22nd, 2024 by Matt Shetzer