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Iguanas and crabs - Galapagos April 2013

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Iguanas and crabs - Galapagos April 2013

Post  Laikipia on Thu May 09, 2013 11:19 am

A few photos of the iguanas and crabs on Galapagos. An Iguana really is the most prehistoric creature I have ever seen. There are 3 species of Land Iguana found in Galapagos and they can live for up to 50 years and grow up to 3 feet long. Both Marine and Land are in their own way quite remarkable and have beautiful markings. They spit through their noses if you get too close!

Land Iguana


Marine Iguanas warming up together




Sally Lightfoot Crab - superb colours


Sally Lightfoot Crab in the crystal clear water


A mass of Marine Iguanas


Land Iguana


Huge land Iguana!




Marine Iguana posing and looking very impressive










Ghost crab from afar - very fast moving and shy


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Post  gregrowlerson on Thu May 09, 2013 12:12 pm

You the man Incredible iguana and sally lightfoot crab pics! Crystal clear indeedy. And such beautiful bright colours cheers
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Post  Laikipia on Thu May 09, 2013 1:36 pm

http://i70.servimg.c Why Thanks indeedy GR.

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Post  gregrowlerson on Thu May 09, 2013 1:51 pm

It brings me many Very Happy 's to be spreading the http://i70.servimg.c and indeedy religion cheers

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Post  Doogs on Thu May 09, 2013 2:02 pm

WOW what beautiful colours those crabs are Cool

Lovely array of shots of the Iguanas Lai, some of them look absolutely massive affraid I love how the first one blends in with the rock if you weren't careful you could stand on him thinking he was !! pale

We all love the big cats but this is a lovely alternative to them Lai, well done and thanks for sharing them cheers
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Post  Laikipia on Thu May 09, 2013 3:17 pm

cheers GR - no slacking with these zoo pics please Very Happy

Thanks Doogs. They did blend in so well and to be honest when climbing over the rocks we nearly stood on some of the lava lizards affraid Glad you're enjoying the alternative safari Very Happy

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Post  whitestarling on Thu May 09, 2013 11:43 pm

The Iguanas are really incredible creatures Lai, fantastic photos of them. To be honest I did'nt realise they warmed up together I thought they were solitary, unless mating. Love the colours of the Sally Lightfoot Crab, and that water is incredibily clear, it almost as if it's not there
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Post  littlewid on Fri May 10, 2013 5:28 am

WOW, those really are impressive photo's Lai. The Iguana almost looks quite menacing but what intriguing creatures they are, stunning. Loved the Sally Lightfoot crab as well, in one picture she looked as if she was asking to be picked up or was it a threatening pose! the colour of her is spectacular. I'm glad we are not all about Big Cats nd that other creatures get shown off on here, I love the variety and these pictures really are superb, a great wake up this morning.

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Post  Laikipia on Fri May 10, 2013 10:19 am

Thanks WS and Littlewid. ROFL WS, that's a good one about the Iguanas!

The crab was so relaxed and stayed in that spot for ages so can't have felt any threat from me. I guess it's just the pose.

I also had no idea about Marine Iguanas and how much time they spend en masse trying to heat up, but it makes sense.

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Post  Doogs on Fri May 10, 2013 1:29 pm

WS, you never let us down lol!
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Post  gregrowlerson on Sat May 11, 2013 10:44 am

"when climbing over the rocks we nearly stood on some of the lava lizards"

Nooo! Please don't step on Wrenpeters! (a joke related to another thread Razz )

WS, you can never be too corny http://www.picgifs.c

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Post  Laikipia on Sat May 11, 2013 12:15 pm

http://i70.servimg.c http://www.picgifs.c Just checked them out GR aka S http://i77.servimg.c

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