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16th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World
Giddyup, Partner

A lava lizard hitches a ride atop a marine iguana on Fernandina Island, Galápagos. Witnessing the mutualistic relationship between the two reptiles was truly magical!

This photo won the Readers' Choice award of our 16th Annual Photo Contest. See all 60 winners and finalists here.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 01.2018
Date Uploaded: 11.2018
Photo Location: Punta Espinoza, Fernandina, Galapagos, Ecuador
Camera: Canon EOS 70D
Copyright: © Carla Rhodes
Awards
Photo of the Day: 11.30.18
Editor's Pick
Finalist
Readers Choice Winner