Photo of the Day: The Green Iguana

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San Antonio Riverwalk

The Green Iguana or Common Iguana on a Reef in Key West, Florida

We found this large iguana on the rocks surrounding the island of Key West. Although it looks like it belongs there, Iguanas are non-native to the area and have become an invasive species.

The Green Iguana or Common Iguana (Iguana iguana) is a large, arboreal herbivorous species of lizard of the genus Iguana native to Central and South America. The green iguana ranges over a large geographic area, from southern Brazil and Paraguay to as far north as Mexico and the Caribbean Islands; and in the United States as feral populations in South Florida (including the Florida Keys), Hawaii, and the Rio Grande Valley of Texas. – Wikipedia

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Written by Aracely

Co-founder of TwoBackpackers.com. Aracely has been traveling, writing and taking photos since 2021, when she departed on his first year long travel backpacking journey. When she isn't seeking new adventures, Aracely is usually building Excel models as a financial analyst professional. Visit my website

7 Responses to “Photo of the Day: The Green Iguana”

  1. Pete says:

    Great shot, really cool stripes and the reddish feet really stand out. I didn’t think that they were native to the area.

  2. Iguanas are such awesome animals, and this one looks particularly cool. Those red feet are awesome.

  3. Love the colors and composition! What camera/lens do you use?

  4. Great photo I have a lot of iguanas in may backyard but love the color of this one. These things can get so huge and are fast.

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