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Garrobo (spanish), Black Spiny-tailed Iguana (male)
Ctenosaura similis

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Aaron_G 9 years ago

Those are beautiful close-up shots. Great work on these!

DougVanDuzen 9 years ago

Thankyou for the info about the different Iguanas and I also noticed the spiny-tailed were not afraid to come close to me and lay in the sun just two feet away.
I got a bit nervous not knowing if it would strike like some greens do.

Aaron_G 9 years ago

That's because it's a different species, Doug. The ones you're seeing are green iguanas (Iguana iguana) and not the spiny-tailed iguanas (genus Ctenosaura).

DougVanDuzen 9 years ago

They all look sun bleached in Mexico compared to the imported ones here in Canada that are brighter green.

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Quintana Roo, Mexico

Spotted on Mar 28, 2011
Submitted on Dec 9, 2011

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