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14th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World
Suspicious marine iguana

Endemic marine iguana (Amblyrhynchus cristatus) resting after some feasting in the sea, but always wary of possible predators, such as the ones introduced by humans, as it didn't have had any during the eras of evolution that took it to feed itself underwater.

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Date Taken: 11.2016
Date Uploaded: 11.2016
Photo Location: Puerto Ayora, San Cristóbal, Galápagos, Ecuador
Copyright: © Matheus Hobold Sovernigo