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Green Iguana

Iguana Iguana


These prehistoric-looking animals, a different species from those found in the Galápagos, are a startling sight in one of Guayaquil's most famous plazas, Parque Bolívar which is also known as Parque Seminario.


A downtown park area with trees and large shrubs for the iguanas to bask on.


I had a night layover in Guayaquil on mainland Ecuador before traveling to the Galapagos Islands. These iguanas were in a downtown park area near my hotel. I wasn't expecting to get a cool reptile spotting in the few hours I had in the morning before departing to the airport to catch my next flight, but it luckily happened!

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NeilDazet 5 years ago

Thanks Karen! A pleasant find, considering I hadn't even arrived at the Galapagos Islands yet! This is from Guayaquil, Ecuador.

KarenL 5 years ago

Great portrait Neil!

NeilDazet 5 years ago

Thanks Dan!

dandoucette 5 years ago

You never know where you'll find a cool spotting Neil!

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Guayaquil, Guayas, Ecuador

Lat: -2.20, Long: -79.88

Spotted on Oct 21, 2013
Submitted on Oct 31, 2013

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