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A couple of dudes hanging out at the beach! There are two different species of iguanas found in the Galapagos Islands, the land iguanas and the marine iguanas pictured here. These fellows really do look like something out of a “B” grade movie….SONS OF GODZILLA!!! a terrifying spectacle coming to a beach near you!!! (feel free to use you own scary “voice over” voice, deep and gravelly if you can) They are actually pretty harmless and as the name suggests they spend a fair bit of time in the water. One of the things to do in the Galapagos is snorkelling. I was doing some snorkelling one day, admiring the various fish and wishing I had an underwater camera, when one of these marine iguanas casually swam past me quite close. I tried to keep up with him but, even with flippers on, it was futile, they are faster than you might imagine.
Fairly harsh light meant a bit of work was required in post processing to retain some shadow detail.