Backyard Dinosaur


The Ctenosaur, also known as the Black Iguana.  I prefer the former, it sounds more prehistoric.  I found this gentleman in front of the Bambula Hotel in Samara, Costa Rica where we stayed for a week.  A beautiful beach town filled with tropical birds, lizards and quite a few monkeys.  This is one of the largest Ctenosaurs I found, I’m guessing he is fairly old.  All the other iquanas seemed to be subordinate to him.  Bigger is better, especially for a good picture.


Gear: Canon 60D, Sigma 50-500 mm f/4-6.3

Settings: 1/640 sec, f/6.3, ISO 400


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