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The Battle of the Iguanas. Photos.

I am currently on vacation, scuba diving in Curacao. Shortly after I first arrived, I was outside my patio door when I saw a rather large iguana on the path to my left. With my camera in hand, I followed, clicking away. Shortly, I heard a rustle from the bushes along the path only to see another large iguana emerge. They both puffed up and the fight was on! In all honesty, I’m not quite sure if the original lizard I was following was the winner or not. When they were rolling around in the sand and growth, I was not able to distinguish one from the other.

The winner did appear to want everyone to know he had won as he stayed on the path, strutting his stuff, while the other defeated lizard disappeared in the shadows of the bushes.

Here are a series of photos I captured during the fight.

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I did give the winner a nickname… “Spike” in honor of the photo below.

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4 replies »

  1. Great photos! I’d never thought iguanas fighting. And you had the presence of mind to take pictures. Nice. (even if it is a sneaky way to brag about your vacation location 😉 )

    • Curaçao is wonderful. My first diving trip was to Grenada. Was nice but became very tired of all the locals hitting me up to buy stuff from them. Next was Belize. Enjoyed it but was miserably hot and humid. Then here, and I love it! The people, the diving, the shopping…. And not one single person has approached me asking to buy their stuff. Free wi-fi all over. It’s humid, but I suppose I’m more sensitive to it being from Albuquerque. A few others I’ve talked to who are from areas more humid the NM don’t seem to mind it.

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