These guys are supposedly evolved from Green Iguanas that rafted 7000 miles across the pacfic ocean from South America 13 million years ago.

Shot with a 450D and canon 70-300 IS USM telephoto. Post processing in adobe camera raw with no other edits.

Shutter: 1/25th
Aperture: f/5.6
ISO: 400

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Jason Asher is an landscape photographer based in Brisbane, Australia. Jason specialises in producing high-quality images of our natural world, with a strong focus on capturing the beauty and mystery of where Land meets Sea. Jason’s love of nature does not end with the ocean as he aspires to photograph all things natural in his own unique way.

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  • RichardIsik
    RichardIsikabout 5 years ago

    Great capture mate,nice sharp close up.

  • Thank you Richard, happy with the way this one turned out :)

    – Jason Asher

  • Surprised also!

    – Jason Asher

  • Josie Jackson
    Josie Jacksonabout 5 years ago

    Beautiful capture Jason, great close-up and clarity, beautiful creatures, hey Jason, do you have a zoo in your backyard Lol….you have some wonderful photo’s in your portfolio.

  • Josie, thank you again for your encouraging comments!

    Not quite a Zoo, my last couple of shots are are from a wildlife sanctuary.. so unfortunately I’m not some crazed David Attenborough worshipper trudging through forests to find guys like this.. as much as I’d like to let on! ..haha.

    Also I’m lucky enough to have a very open back veranda to my house, which overlooks an open golf course so we can plenty of bird visitors around the back railing and roof guttering.. the tricky part is trying to shoot them without the railing or house in the background.

    Thank you again Josie!

    – Jason Asher

  • kemal91
    kemal91about 5 years ago

    Sleepy-head. Nice close-up and detail. :)

  • Thanks Kemal, glad you like this :)

    – Jason Asher

  • Steve Bullock
    Steve Bullockabout 5 years ago

    My favourite Iguana.. nice image too.

    I have to remove him from Australian Wildlife though, as the name says, he is Fijian!

  • AH yeah! I’m just thinking because I shot him in Australia, my apologies Steve thanks for that mate.

    – Jason Asher

  • Steve Bullock
    Steve Bullockabout 5 years ago

    No drama mate!

  • Ta.

    – Jason Asher

  • Patricia Anne McCarty-Tamayo
    Patricia Anne ...about 5 years ago

    LOVE this as I have an iggy at home myself!

    but do you have a kimodo dragon or bearded dragon? For dragon’s fire, those are the only lizard let in because they are dragons, tho I know iggys look more like dragons, and act like them too! LOL

  • I wish I had my own Iguana, cool creatures. Sorry about the mis-submission, that’s the 2nd failing I’ve had with submitting this image to groups. Anyway thanks Patricia!

    – Jason Asher

  • F.A. Moore
    F.A. Mooreabout 5 years ago

    That is some shot and some iguana! Thank you for submitting this work to Solo Exhibition, Jason. :)

  • Many thanks once again :)

    – Jason Asher

  • Patricia Anne McCarty-Tamayo
    Patricia Anne ...about 5 years ago

    Submit it in Who Are You to Judge and Your Accepted, And Reptiles I know they will have no problem
    Don’t take it as a sign it’s a bad shot, it is NOT and that lizard is CUTE! so to hell with the rejections.

  • Thanks Patricia, I joined those groups and added it :) I’ve joined so many groups already the past couple of weeks and there’s still so many more..

    – Jason Asher

  • AdamMaund
    AdamMaundabout 5 years ago

    Very nice Jason! Lovely markings on this little one..

  • Thank you Adam, appreciate that mate! Say myself and the lady will be staying at springbrooks mouses house in a couple of weeks – any particular areas of interest you might recommend around the area?

    – Jason Asher

  • Shelley Warbrooke
    Shelley Warbrookeabout 5 years ago

    This is so awesome! So sharp and vivid, the greens are wonderful. Pretty damn perfect for through glass! :D

  • Ta :)

    – Jason Asher

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