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!
Lat: -2.20, Long: -79.88
Spotted on Oct 21, 2013
Submitted on Oct 31, 2013