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Galapagos Land Iguana by Matt Gibbs

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It was almost as if this guy walked up and posed for the photo. On South Plazas Island, Galapagos, Ecuador

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Adelaide and South Australia


ecuador, galapagos, iguana, lizard, mattgibbs, nature, travel, wildlife


  • Sean Farragher
    Sean Farragherabout 6 years ago

    awesome shot

  • Michelle Boyer
    Michelle Boyerabout 6 years ago

    Great capture!

  • Halley
    Halleyabout 6 years ago

    it’s his smile that won me what a cool customer he is great details wonderful shot I love it

  • georgiegirl
    georgiegirlabout 6 years ago

    He looks so friendly… but it could be the same friendly smile of a crocodile!!

  • Maree Toogood
    Maree Toogoodabout 6 years ago

    Fantastic, one place I really want to go

  • Matt Gibbs
    Matt Gibbsabout 6 years ago

    Thankyou for the comments everyone. They’re friendly enough, they mainly eat the cactus flowers, although this guy was over a metre long including the tail. I really cant recommend the place high enough!

  • pollyh
    pollyhabout 6 years ago

    Awesome shot Matt! Is he really smiling??

  • Thanks Carol. I don’t think they can actually move their ‘lips’, but it does look like he’s smiling!

    – Matt Gibbs

  • Robxavier
    Robxavierabout 6 years ago

    I hope that was a zoom lense and he wasn’t hungry………….very nice capture

  • Thanks Rob, this was taken on my Panasonic FZ5 at full zoom, so around 430 mm. So yeah, he was a fair way away.

    – Matt Gibbs

  • Phil Threlfall
    Phil Threlfallabout 6 years ago

    What a prehistoric reptile, great shot

  • Thanks Phil!

    – Matt Gibbs

  • kateannmorris
    kateannmorrisabout 6 years ago

    I think I recognise that guy from the 1951 movie “Journey to the Centre of the Earth”

  • Cheers Kate, I’ll have to check it out!

    – Matt Gibbs

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