12th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World
Portrait of a Galapagos Marine Iguana

A Galapagos marine iguana's diet consists solely of green algae they harvest from the ocean floor. Since these creatures, unique to the Galapagos Islands, are cold blooded, they sun themselves on land to warm up after such dives. This photo was taken on Fernandina Island in the Galapagos.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 10.2014
Date Uploaded: 11.2014
Photo Location: N/A There is no city on Fernandina Island in the Galapagos. We were in the winderness., Ecuador
Camera: NIKON D5000
Copyright: © Michael Edwards