Green Iguana at Sanctuary in San Ignacious, Belize.

Taken with Canon EOS550D. EFS18-55mm Lens.

Agile climbers, Iguana iguana can fall up to 50 feet (15 m) and land unhurt (iguanas use their hind leg claws to clasp leaves and branches to break a fall). During cold, wet weather, green iguanas prefer to stay on the ground for greater warmth. When swimming, an iguana remains submerged, letting its four legs hang limply against its side. They propel through the water with powerful tail strokes.

Squamata, or the scaled reptiles, is the largest recent order of reptiles, including lizards and snakes. Members of the order are distinguished by their skins, which bear horny scales or shields.


green iguana, iguana, lizard, reptile, belize, central america


  • Arfan Habib
    Arfan Habibabout 2 years ago

    Great shot Dean!

  • thanks arfan – i love the colour of this guy !

    – Dean Cunningham

  • Dlouise
    Dlouiseabout 2 years ago

    Awesome capture Dean, beautiful color and superb detail,,,love it!!

  • thankyou dlouise, hes got a really nice colour doesnt he !

    – Dean Cunningham

  • Angelika Sielken
    Angelika Sielkenabout 2 years ago

    Thanks for the write up Dean, gee what a face, great dof!

  • thanks heaps angelika and for dropping by ;)

    – Dean Cunningham

  • Carla Maloco
    Carla Malocoabout 2 years ago

    Great light,focus and detail.

  • thankyou very much carla !

    – Dean Cunningham

  • gail woodbury
    gail woodburyabout 2 years ago

    He is looking at me !! ..What a great shot Dean – Love it xx

  • haha yes he has his on eye on you gail – thankyou :)

    – Dean Cunningham

  • Matt  Carlyon
    Matt Carlyonabout 2 years ago

    Another ripper! Awesome depth of field and vibrant colour, well done!

  • thanks a lot matt, and for dropping by !

    – Dean Cunningham

  • Karue
    Karueabout 2 years ago

    beautiful creature, Awesome capture !!!

  • yeah hes awesome haha – thanks a lot karue !

    – Dean Cunningham

  • lorilee
    lorileeabout 2 years ago


  • haha thanks lorilee, i love thse guys !

    – Dean Cunningham

  • Warren  Patten
    Warren Pattenabout 2 years ago

    Superb focus..fantastic detail on the main feature..nice shot Dean..cheers mate.

  • thanks wazza – love these guys !

    – Dean Cunningham

  • miroslava
    miroslavaabout 2 years ago

    stunning !

  • hes a great colour this guy – thanks M !

    – Dean Cunningham

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