Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Iguana close up

Here is a close up photo of the iguana on the beach that I showed yesterday. He has classic green banded coloration and you can see his individual scales in this photo.

Iguanas do not bother people. They are still most of the time. They are usually hanging out on tree branches and most people do not even notice them. They walk slowly.

They will not approach close to a person. If a person walks too close to them, they will scurry off when the person gets about 2 meters, or 6 feet away. For this photo, I knelt down close the the level of the sand and it still did not bother him.

Tomorrow, I will show you an iguana "convention."

Yesterday I mentioned that Costa Rican President Laura Chinchilla was in New York last week for the opening of the U.N. General Assembly. I should have mentioned that the Costa Rican delegation joined the USA in walking out when Iranian leader Mahmoud Ahmadinejad gave his inflammatory and insulting speech.

Also, President Chinchilla was interviewed by Rick Sanchez of CNN, who asked her to comment about the negative impression that Americans have of Latin America. She answered, quite accurate, that Costa Rica is different. It is a stable democracy, with no military, that welcomes U.S. investments, and that is a leader in the protection of the environment. Indeed, I find that Costa Rica has a wonderful reputation among Americans. The question failed to recognize the diversity of Latin America.

This week we are showing some photos of the architectural details of London on our Viva la Voyage travel photo site.


Rob and Mandy said...

Very nice!
We'd be very happy to meet you in Barcelona, just let us know!

Julie ScottsdaleDailyPhoto.com said...

good close up

Sharon said...

This is such a fantastic photo of this little guy. When I visited there, I loved seeing these guys walking down a road or watching from a tree.

Jarart said...

It isn't easy being green.(so says Kermit The Frog)

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