The shoreline is littered with black
lava rocks and boulders and the marine iguanas are as black as
lava and blend in, unless of course they are on the
pavement. The ones we have seen so far have
up to 2ft in length. Apparently they
grow to different sizes on the different islands, depending on the
food they can get - they eat algae that grows on
the rocks under the water.
We got close to this one shading itself from the
sun on the beach.
You can just make this one out, feeding under the
water. With the constant swell and all the nutrients
the water, it's not that clear for taking
The iguanas swim just using their tails and
body, their legs just dangle down.
A typical place where the marine iguanas are
found. The beach is crushed shells, not sand and at
tide the shoreline covered in black lava
A lava lizard - they're only about 8 inches