Thursday, February 25, 2010

Green iIguana Profile

Here is a green iguana captured in some brown rather than green vegetation so that he is easier to see. I like this photo because of the contrast in color with the background and the full profile view show his features well.

The characteristic features of a green iguana include the sickle shaped scales running down his back and the banded tail, both of which are on display here. He looks prehistoric. Iguanas are usually motionless up in trees. They eat leaves, although teenage iguanas prefer insects.

I apologize that I have not been able to respond to the comments left on this site during the past two weeks. I was away in Tanzania with very limited internet access. I was able to log on with my Blackberry to check the site, but was unable to acknowledge the comments, which, as always, I appreciate very much.

This week on our Viva la Voyage travel photo site we are showing photos of three locations on the Riviera Maya: the Mayan ruins of Tulum, the eco-park of Xelha, and a resort on the beach in Cancun.

6 comments:

Sharon said...

Gorgeous creature. Glad you are back and can't wait to hear all about the trip.

Jarart said...

I have known people who keep these for pets. Not my idea of a pet but...we all have our own ideas. I would like to see a wild one, like this one, sometime though.
Welcome home. We missed your clever comments.

Lois said...

He is definitely easier to see against the brown color. What an interesting creature! I would prefer to admire him from a distance though.

Rob and Mandy said...

He is gorgeous!

Jilly said...

beautiful animal - such a colour! Dave, thanks for your visit and hope you had a good time away. Don't worry about lack of comments. You so regularly comment on my blogs and I really appreciate it. It's me that should apologise as so often work prevents my commenting on your blog and others as I would wish.

I always know my visits to you will make me say 'Ahhhhhhh' and wish I could be there!

Leif Hagen said...

Very cool to see him in a photo - I'm not sure if I'd want to meet him in person ...

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