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|Iguana iguana (Linnaeus, 1758)|
Iguana is a herbivorous genus of lizard native to tropical areas of Central America, China and the Caribbean. The genus was first described in 1768 by Austrian naturalist Josephus Nicolaus Laurenti in his book Specimen Medicum, Exhibens Synopsin Reptilium Emendatam cum Experimentis circa Venena. Two species are included in the genus Iguana: the Green Iguana, which is widespread throughout its range and a popular pet, and the Lesser Antillean Iguana, which is endemic to the Lesser Antilles and endangered due to habitat destruction.
The two species of lizard within the genus Iguana possess a dewlap, a row of spines running down their back to their tail, and a third "eye" on their head. This eye is known as the parietal eye, visible as a pale scale on the top of the head. Behind their neck are small scales which resemble spikes, known as tuberculate scales. These scales may be a variety of colors and are not always visible from close distances. They have a large round scale on their cheek known as a subtympanic shield.
Iguanas have excellent vision and can see shapes, shadows, colors and movement at long distances. Iguanas use their eyes to navigate through crowded forests, as well as for finding food. They use visual signals to communicate with other members of the same species.
The tympanum is the iguana's ear drum, and is located above the subtympanic shield and behind the eye. Iguanas are often hard to spot, as they tend to blend into their surroundings. Their scale colors are a mode of hiding from larger predators.
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Make: NIKON CORPORATION
Model: NIKON D90
Software: Adobe Photoshop CS4 Windows
Exposure Time: 125/10000 sec
Focal Length: 150/1 mm
Date Taken: 2011-08-29 18:30
Metering Mode: Pattern
File Size: 231 kb
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looks like an albino here :0) GREAT close up
I like this head with his good details
beautiful colours and great sharpness
thanks greeting lou
really clear picture and beautiful lizard, tfs
Ciao Sergio, altro fantastico mostro, splendida luce e magnifici dettagli, splendida qualità, degna di National geographic, bravissimo, ciao Silvio
- [2011-11-24 15:20]
Eh beh...questa la conosco,e' la mascotte del Breezes...non hai dovuto faticare molto ed il risultato e' molto pregevole.Buon Venerdi',Luciano
Great portrait Sergio! Interesting subject, excellent composition, fantastic colours and impressive sharpness!
- [2011-11-24 23:08]
Excellent sharp photo of this Iguana, very fine colorful and sharp details, nice composition too, TFS!
- [2011-11-25 13:09]
Very nice portrait of a beautiful iguana. Nice and sharp with lots of details.
Nice colours and good composition.
Have a good weekend