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Green Iguana (Iguana iguana) A young adult Green Iguana I saw about a week ago. This individual was actually quite comfortable with my presence, however, I didn't want to push my luck and make the reptile run away so I zoomed all the way to get a portrait. Fun fact about these vibrant reptiles, in my country there are heavily hunted and in some areas are not easily seen which was the case in my area years ago, but where I live my neighbours started "farming" iguanas about 15 years ago as a source of food and they are now widespread around this part of my town and there are roughly 12 breeding iguanas which live near to us and always produce offspring each year.  Animalia,Animlas,Caribbean,Green Iguana,Green iguana,Iguana iguana,Reptiles,Reptilia,Trinidad and Tobago Click/tap to enlarge Promoted

Green Iguana (Iguana iguana)

A young adult Green Iguana I saw about a week ago. This individual was actually quite comfortable with my presence, however, I didn't want to push my luck and make the reptile run away so I zoomed all the way to get a portrait. Fun fact about these vibrant reptiles, in my country there are heavily hunted and in some areas are not easily seen which was the case in my area years ago, but where I live my neighbours started "farming" iguanas about 15 years ago as a source of food and they are now widespread around this part of my town and there are roughly 12 breeding iguanas which live near to us and always produce offspring each year.

    comments (10)

  1. Wow, amazing portrait! I really was not aware they are used for food! Posted 3 days ago
    1. Thank you Jivko! In this side of the world (Caribbean and Latin America) Iguanas are a fairly common food source. Posted 3 days ago
  2. Proper JungleDragon. Posted 3 days ago
    1. Hahaha it does seem apt. At first I thought the JungleDragon logo was a crocodile until I read the story behind the site on the forum (by the way that was amazing). Posted 2 days ago
      1. Hehe, thanks :) Posted 2 days ago
  3. A wonderful shot Wesley. Fantastic patterning and colours. Posted 2 days ago
    1. Thank you so much Niel! Most people enjoy the light green colours of the juveniles but that mix of brown, green and white on the adult adds so much more appeal. Posted 2 days ago
  4. Oh, how gorgeous! I didn't realize they were hunted for food! Thanks for the education. Posted 5 hrs ago
    1. Thank you for your comment Christine! Sadly our hunting season is six months long and people don't just hunt one iguana so that's why some people in Trinidad try their best to conserve them. Posted 5 hrs ago
      1. Hopefully the conservation efforts are a success! Posted 1 hrs ago, modified 1 hrs ago

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The green iguana or common iguana is a large, arboreal, mostly herbivorous species of lizard of the genus ''Iguana'' native to Central, South America, and the Caribbean. Usually, this animal is simply called the iguana. The green iguana ranges over a large geographic area, from southern Brazil and Paraguay as far north as Mexico and the Caribbean Islands.

Similar species: Scaled Reptiles
Species identified by Wesley Goorachan
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By Wesley Goorachan

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Uploaded Jun 10, 2021. Captured Jun 1, 2021 12:24.
  • Canon EOS Rebel T6
  • f/6.3
  • 1/197s
  • ISO160
  • 600mm