Nature Photography Challenge (wild creatures, plants and places only)

A regular photography contest for Nature lovers who love to learn and teach.

(Amphibians & Reptiles Category) - Family - Iguanidae - Iguana Family

This challenge closed almost 6 years ago.

The Challenge

The 9th in our new challenge layout catering for all aspects of nature for us nature lovers.

As you can see the title will start with the category which will make it easier for me when choosing what challenge to do next, I can see the challenges I have already run in this category.

For this challenge please add your images of IGUANAS.

This family also includes a number of other related lizards, click to check.

Interesting Facts

> Iguana is a herbivorous genus of lizard native to tropical areas of Central and South America and the Caribbean.

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

> The two species of lizard within the genus Iguana possess a dewlap, a row of spines running down their back to their tail, and a third “eye” on their head. This eye is known as the parietal eye, visible as a pale scale on the top of the head.

> Iguanas have excellent vision and can see shapes, shadows, colors and movement at long distances.


> Green iguanas are also known as bamboo chickens. They can and will reach 5 to 6 feet and weigh up to 18 pounds. There is a reason that many are calling them “Giant Green Iguanas”.

> These guys are able to hold their breath for up to 30 minutes.

> When evading predators they can fall for 40 to 50 meters without being injured.

Information courtesy of Wikipedia, Travel Expert

Judging / Voting Criteria

Vote for your favourite!

Rewards & Prizes

1st place winners will have their photo used as the group Avatar for a period of time.
Then 1st, 2nd and 3rd will have their photo’s posted on the groups Feature Board.
1st place member will be become a featured member.

Additional Information


Cover Image: Green with envy by Alan Mattison


The Top Ten

Green with envy by Alan Mattison

Green with envy by Alan Mattison was voted the most popular entry in this challenge with 6 votes.

  • Iguana Lizard - Aruba, Caribbean by Simon Hills
  • 'Tis a Reptilian life in Aruba. by Deborah V Townsend
  • Iguana by Scott Carr
  • Green Iguana by Jo Nijenhuis
  • Male Iguana (Costa Rica) by IngramImagery
  • sleepy iguana by Manon Boily
  • Water dragon by Jessy Willemse
  • Iggy the Iguana by AnnDixon

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