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These Galápagos marine iguanas were spotted in Punta Espinoza, Fernandina Island, Galápagos. In the video, a marine iguana is swimming before returning on a rock to warm up. Because the Galápagos ocean waters are extremely cold, iguanas lose heat rapidly when feeding. This forces them to return to the rocks and warm up in the sun again.
Spotted on Nov 26, 2012
Submitted on Jan 24, 2015