The Geographical Magazine photographer,James L. Stanfield, at work.

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A scanned 6x6 Agfa slide, taken in the year 1967
The land iguanas have distinctive eyelids, external eardrums, dewlaps (throat pouches), each limb has 5 toes with sharp claws allowing them to climb.
They grow to a bulky girth and 3 ft (1 m) in length. Their yellowish-orange belly and brownish red back make them more colorful then their cousins the marine iguana.
The cactus they eat provides both food and water. They can go without fresh water for a year. Part of the adaptation to the drier environment includes a conservation of energy by slow movement. This makes the animals seem lazy or stupid. Land iguanas burrow into the ground creating tunnels which provides a place for nesting, shade during the day and protection at night.

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Eva Lewitus on August 29, 2012

Hola Dejavú. Aunque tenía que "arreglar" los colores, es así como yo me recuerdo que eran.

Eva Lewitus on August 29, 2012

Hi kwantum, Yes, I will!

Eva Lewitus on August 29, 2012

Thanks, kostas Thanks, and yes I am having a nice day. I hope you are too.

kwantum on August 31, 2012

sorry - my english is poor.....

Eva Lewitus on August 31, 2012

kvantum, not at all.I loved your comment. I think you are absolutely right, one should always try harder!

kwantum on September 2, 2012

....sollte eigentlich meinen: beide wirken so, also ob sie wirklich hart daran arbeiten, dass die aufnahme gut wird!

Eva Lewitus on September 2, 2012

Scheint so! Leider hat James L Stanfield, der Fotograph, mir das Resultat nicht geschickt Im National Geographic vom Ocktober 1969, sind leider nur andere Fotos von dieser Reise, von ihm .

Amanita on September 4, 2012

Hermosa foto, del fotografo, el modelo y las vistas y colores que los envuelven¡¡ L Saludos

Eva Lewitus on September 4, 2012

Muchísimas gracias, Amanita
♥ Eva

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Photo taken in Santa Cruz Highway, Galapagos National Park, Ecuador

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