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A few leathery skinned residents at the Five Sisters Zoo park, just outside the village of Polbeth in West Lothian, Scotland.

The shot is taken through glass against a painted background but I’m quite pleased with the effect, I think it would look great as a large poster on a child’s bedroom wall.

The Iguana is a genus of lizard native to tropical areas of Central and South America and the Caribbean. The genus was first described in 1768 by Austrian naturalist Josephus Nicolaus Laurenti in his book Specimen Medicum, Exhibens Synopsin Reptilium Emendatam cum Experimentis circa Venena.

Two species are included in the genus Iguana: the Green Iguana, which is widespread throughout its range and a popular pet, and the Lesser Antillean Iguana, which is endemic to the Lesser Antilles and endangered due to habitat destruction.

The word “iguana” is derived from a Spanish form of the original Taino name for the species “Iwana”.

Information supplied from Wikipedia.

Camera: Canon EOS 450D (Digital Rebel XSi in the USA)
Lens: Canon 18-55mm IS


Single RAW image Tonemapped in Photomatix Pro 4.0.2.

Related shots can be found at: Lowland Scotland and Animals.

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  • mrcoradour
    mrcoradouralmost 4 years ago
    This is such an effective shot first class.
  • Thank you kindly Malcolm, considering the conditions, I am quite pleased with how this one came out …

    – Tom Gomez

  • JoyceIone
    JoyceIonealmost 4 years ago

    “Excellent! Thank you for submitting your work to the Art & Collectables Sales Group. ":

  • Thank you so much Joyce, and thank you for adding it to your favourites …

    – Tom Gomez

  • cherylc1
    cherylc1almost 4 years ago


  • Thank you dear Cheryl …

    – Tom Gomez

  • Don Alexander Lumsden (Echo7)
    Don Alexander ...almost 4 years ago

    Tom this is excellent buddie. The tonemapping has added rich detail. The painted background really have given this a beautiful look. Great capture

  • Cheers Don, much appreciated …

    – Tom Gomez

  • David Davies
    David Daviesalmost 4 years ago

    Super picture, Tom! Looks almost prehistoric.

  • Thank you kindly David, that was the effect I was after when I set up the shot …

    – Tom Gomez

  • photogaryphy
    photogaryphyalmost 4 years ago

    Fabulous shot Tom, love the painted background too. Lovely looking reptile.

  • Cheers young Gary and thanks for the fave mate …

    – Tom Gomez

  • Robin Brown
    Robin Brownalmost 4 years ago

    There’s enough there for a matching set of luggage, shoes & a handbag Tom! Not that I need a handbag you understand!
    Crackin shot sir :o)

  • Hehe, cheers mate. I’m quite sure you have enough handbags already …

    – Tom Gomez

  • Lilian Marshall
    Lilian Marshallalmost 4 years ago
    Fantastic Tom. Love the painted background. Sets it of.
  • Thank you Lilian, I’m pleased with the way it turned out …

    – Tom Gomez

  • JoyceIone
    JoyceIonealmost 4 years ago
  • Thank you so much Joyce, I am honoured …

    – Tom Gomez

  • AndreaEL
    AndreaELalmost 4 years ago

    CONGRATULATIONS on your wonderful feature, amazing work and well earned.

  • Thank you kindly Andrea …

    – Tom Gomez

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