Monday, July 19, 2010
Marine Iguanas, Part I
When their body temperature is high enough, they go into the ocean and dive down for algae that grows on rocks. They have an ingenious mechanism for processing the salt in the water - they spit it out. When resting on the beach, all of a sudden one will spew forth a very salty spray out of its nose.
There are also land iguanas in Galapagos, but we'll save those for another day. I have a zillion marine iguana pics, but here are two where I like the composition of the shot, not just close ups of the iguanas. There will be more to come though - we saw these creatures every day, on every island.