Saturday, July 31, 2010

Iguana tongue

Have you seen an iguana's tongue? Have you ever wanted to see an iguana's tongue? We tossed a banana peel to this iguana and he rewarded us with the opportunity for this photo of an iguana's tongue.

At the risk of getting too contemplative regarding evolution, please indulge the following observation. Iguanas seem so pre-historic in the evolutionary chain, with scales rather than skin, and other features that seem so different than ours, yet their tongue seems rather similar to the tongues of humans and other mammals.

We are showing photos of Chichen Itza this week on our travel photo site, Viva la Voyage.

11 comments:

brattcat said...

Looks like he's giving you a raspberry, Dave. Some things seem to be shared cross-species.

Tracy said...

No and No. However, now that I have I must say it's not what I expected.

Sharon said...

A sight I never expected to see!

glenda said...

If you are unable to peel a banana just eat it all. Nice close up of this guy. He looks like he is watching you pretty closely.

Jarart said...

A good close up of the critter!

Kate said...

Love these little creatures; saw many of them wandering around in Mexico. A face only a mother could love? No, I like them just as they are, tongue and all!

Julie ScottsdaleDailyPhoto.com said...

pretty cool to see the tongue like this. i actually really like the prehistoric looks of the iguana. very cool and grand looking

Eki said...

I've never seen an Iguana tongue before. Yes, it does look like that of human's ... Thanks for sharing this, Dave.

domino said...

This is one of my old boyfriends!

JM said...

Wow! This is fantastic! Wish I had a similar shot of one of these guys to post in my "in the wild" blog! :-)))

Anonymous said...

I know a guy who has a tongue like an iguana and looks like one too, send him an e-mail to view his iguana skills and tongue on: gilzilla_666@hotmail.com his name is Matt.


Steffi xx

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