Tuesday, August 12, 2008
Days of the Iguanas
They were everywhere. In the early morning, on the pristine sand of the beach, one could see their trails, the deeper narrow groove left by the tail and the fine filigree drawn by their claws.
An inhabitant of our hotel has come out of its dwelling at the base of an enormous concrete column to enjoy the morning sun, as part of its daily ritual. Good morning, sunshine!
Almost unbelievably all these are youngsters. I’ve just found out from Wikipedia that adult males can reach 1.5 meters in length. These black iguanas (Ctenosaura similis) are listed in the Guinness Book of Records as the fastest lizards on Earth.
Sweet sad dinosaur…
A warrior pose – just before eating some of the white beads produced by a dwarf palm tree. Fruit or flowers?
An Indiana Jones setting… What secret door will you open or what deathly trap will you trigger if you lean onto this mysterious head?
The silent guardians of the stones are watching…