20th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World
Thick Skin like a Iguana

This wild Iguana was captured near the entrance to the Cahuita National Park on the Caribbean coast of Costa Rica. This fellow was just chilling in sun and allowed me to get up to 2.5m close to him. He also did not hesitate to flex on me whenever I'd get too close to remind me to keep my space.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 10.2022
Date Uploaded: 11.2022
Photo Location: Manzanillo, Costa Rica
Copyright: © Sasha Eikel