Posts Tagged ‘Marine iguana’

GALAPAGOS FOUR-LEGGERS

November 9, 2010

There were lizards.  There were sealions.

There were lizards ON sealions.

Yeah, I know, grasshopper=six legs.  This guy was colorful, named “painted locust.”

Of course, there were those hefty terrapin-types.  Four verrrry big tree trunk legs.

Buff-colored land iguana, a species endangered by loss of habitat and imported predators.  Below the charcoal-colored marine iguana, abundant in years when the ocean currents bring upwelling and plenty of food.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Winner of the onshore leg count: