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Galapagos Land Iguana

Conolophus subcristatus


On the 1st main pic, there is a lava lizard perched above the dark red patch above the iguana's skin. On the video clip when the iguana moves to rest his head on a big rock, a lava lizard has to run for cover when the big iguana approaches.


Charles Darwin Research Center, where they have 3 Galapagos Land Iguanas as part of their captive breeding center.

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NeilDazet 6 years ago

Thank you noodlebananas and Reza!

Awesome !

noodlebananas 6 years ago

Omg little scaly cutie!

NeilDazet 6 years ago

The Land Iguana is 1 m in length and 13 kg in weight.

petrainvi 6 years ago

Wow! Stunning! How big is?

AshleyT 6 years ago

Haha I didn't even notice the Lava Lizard in the video the first time until I read your notes. Must be tough being so small!

NeilDazet 6 years ago

2 for 1 - just noticed a lava lizard on the rock above the iguana's mid-section.

noodlebananas 6 years ago

Me too! The Galapagos is home to the most wonderful animals!

NeilDazet 6 years ago

Definitely agree, noodlebananas! Love 'em.

noodlebananas 6 years ago

Such a wonderful creature :)

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Parroquia Puerto Ayora, Provincia de Gal√°pagos, Ecuador

Spotted on Oct 26, 2013
Submitted on Nov 10, 2013

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