Grand Cayman Blue Iguana [ Cyclura lewisi ] by Shannon Benson


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Grand Cayman Blue Iguana [ Cyclura lewisi ] by 

Pedro – a critically endangered Blue Iguana at his most impressive colour after eating.
Endemic to Grand Cayman Island, British West Indies.

R.I.P. Pedro

NEWS FLASH – May 3, 2008
Six Endangered Blue Iguanas Murdered

I personally am devastated by this news. It was only October last year that I spent two weeks volunteering at the Blue Iguana Recovery Program and developed a close bond with Pedro and several other Blues. Pedro is confirmed dead since entrails were found outside his enclosure but his body is still missing.
B.I.R.P. is in constant need of donations, and now more than ever! Please donate anything you can spare to this important conservation program. Donate here

100% profits from the sale of prints go to the Blue Iguana Recovery Program on Grand Cayman Island B.I.R.P.

©2007-2008 Shannon Plummer. All Rights Reserved.


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  • Patricia Anne McCarty-Tamayo
    Patricia Anne ...over 6 years ago

    Oh WoW you don’t see tooo many of theses guys around! Do you know Of John Binns?

  • Shannon Benson
    Shannon Bensonover 6 years ago

    Of course! I’m a member of IRCF and have authored a book on the ecophysiology and captive care of the Central Netted Dragon – an endemic Australia agamid species, he was very helpful on the editing!

  • Steve Bullock
    Steve Bullockover 6 years ago

    Amazing shot of a spectacular reptile…

    Just gorgeous

  • Crockpot
    Crockpotover 6 years ago

    What a gorgeous creature!!

  • Charlie  Taylor
    Charlie Taylorover 6 years ago

    Ooh dinner

  • CMCphotoart
    CMCphotoartover 6 years ago

    Splendorous creature in stunning colours. Lovely detail of her expressiveness.

    Thank you for adding this beautiful image along your narrative and personal pledge to Art for Conservation.

  • Patricia Anne McCarty-Tamayo
    Patricia Anne ...over 6 years ago

    A bit hard to email you , LLOL I Understand! I just saw your response to my Jon Binns question, NICE to meat another iggy lover!! Check out my page, I have a buch of Iguana pics from John’s House, they are part of his family! they so cute. :)

  • CMCphotoart
    CMCphotoartabout 6 years ago

    How sorrowful, Shannon. I had to stop reading the description of the brutal slaughter. Mankind know no boundaries. I wish the criminals are apprehended.

    May Pedro and his companions rest in peace in tender remembrance of the nice time spent with you. My sincere condolences.

  • MegJay
    MegJayabout 6 years ago

    I love reptiles and this one is gorgeous! great capture!

  • SB  Sullivan
    SB Sullivanalmost 6 years ago

    Very nice capture Shannon, vivid color is grea!

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