Apr 262018
 
POLL: Should Florida's invasive iguanas be killed off?

Florida is struggling with a fast-increasing population of invasive green iguanas that began as a small group of released and escaped pets. Thriving in the warm sunshine and humid climate, experts believe hundreds of thousands of nonnative iguanas now call the Sunshine State “home.” There, state conservation officials claim they threaten the wellbeing of native […]

Feb 112018
 
How the ‘Bomb Cyclone’ Affected Animals

During Winter Storm Grayson, aka the “Bomb Cyclone,” temperatures on the East Coast dropped below those on Mars. While 21 people had died as of Jan. 6, the storm also affected animals that aren’t used to such cold weather, including iguanas in Florida, sea turtles along the Gulf Coast and even penguins in a zoo. […]

Feb 062018
 
Florida Is 'Raining Iguanas.' Will The Invasive Reptiles Adapt?

While much of the northern part of the U.S. copes with blizzard conditions, in Florida, it’s raining iguanas. Florida residents have been sharing pictures of the reptiles belly up in backyards and on the side of roads. The effect is brought on by the abnormally cold weather hitting the East Coast of the United States. […]

Jan 142016
 
Wakodahatchee Wetlands, 1/2/2016

On New Year’s Day our family drove down to Palm Beach County to visit my brother-in-law. The following morning I decided to visit Wakodahatchee Wetlands. It’s a wonderful place with a beautifully maintained board walk that takes you through the wetlands. My primary hope was to see the Neotropic Cormorant that has been hanging out […]

Apr 072013
 
Costa Rica Photo Journal by Don Getty – Part 3 of 3

On Day 7 we were off to Arenal Observation Lodge, but stopped along the way at Las Iguanas restaurant for lunch and photographing Iguanas – both were quite good. The restaurant is along a river where the Iguanas congregate in the trees along the river banks and often come onto the restaurant property, just outside […]

Iguana (Iguana iguana)

 
Iguana (Iguana iguana)

The Green Iguana or Common Iguana (Iguana iguana) is a large, arboreal herbivorous species of lizard of the genus Iguana native to Central and South America. The green iguana ranges over a large geographic area, from southern Brazil and Paraguay to as far north as Mexico and the Caribbean Islands; and in the United States […]

Nov 032012
 
Swimming Iguanas

The green iguana depends a great deal on its long tail to swim efficiently and moves it in a curvilinear manner as shown in both these images. It moves exactly as a swimming snake moves when swimming in water. Iguanas are reptiles, however, and spend their lives mostly on land and in trees.

Oct 092012
 
Dorado Beach, San Juan, Puerto Rico

This is a Dorado Beach scene as I saw it about a year ago, when it was no longer part of the Hyatt chain of hotels. Although this piece of paradise is privatised, it is actually a wildlife reserve where a bountiful of birds and other wildlife thrive. The Atlantic coast of Puerto Rico has […]

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