Saturday, April 14, 2012

Baby iguana


The bushes around our condo are a habitat for little critters, such as this baby iguana who is resting on a branch.  It is easy to miss them as you walk past, although having a camera with me helps cause me to be more observant.

This is not a gecko. We see geckos at night.  Often a gecko will perch himself upside down from the ceiling of our patio.  Geckos come out at night and have little round pads for their toes that can grip so well that they can hang upside down on a flat surface.

You can tell that this is a baby iguana rather than a gecko because he has pointed claws, and he is out during the day.

This week we have photos of Bangkok on our Viva la Voyage travel photo site.  If you have not been there, I think you will be pleasantly surprised by the dazzling color and detail.

9 comments:

Steffe said...

Cool looking little poser.

Kate said...

Iguanas are wonderful animals to watch. I'm happy to note how respectful you are of wild animals, David. In Mexico I often saw tourists chase down scurrying animals, which are often frightened and stressed. It's wonderful that they can blend with the environment.

Sharon said...

He is a cute one hiding in among the leaves.

Jarart said...

He is looking right at you! Cute!

JM said...

These babies are so cute!

Jack said...

I still don't think I am going to be able to figure out which is which.

Lowell said...

We had a ton of iguanas in south Florida. Some of them up to 5 feet long. They were usually very easily spooked, though. I'm surprised this one stood still long enough for you to take its picture!

Living In Williamsburg Virginia said...

Even reptiles want their fifteen minutes of fame or so it seems the way this one posed.

Darryl and Ruth :)

PerthDailyPhoto said...

So well camouflaged he would be really easy to miss. I like them better this size!

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