Monday, October 22, 2012

Mellow Yellow/Macro Monday

Is this a face only a mother (or another
Galapagos land iguana) could love?
Darwin described them as "ugly" and having
"a singularly stupid appearance."  This one
lives at the Darwin Research Station; he's
full-grown at about 5 feet long and 25 pounds,
will live to be 50 or 60 years old—
and I kind of like his extraordinary face.

[To see more Mellow Yellow, go here.
To see more macros, visit Lisa's Chaos.]


  1. it is definitely an extraordinary face!!!
    amazing color too.

  2. After so many lovely flowers I laughed when I saw his mug offered as your Mellow Yellow/Macro Monday contribution. Yep, that is indeed a yellow macro.

    Their size and lifespan are impressive.

    Before long at all I expect to offer him competition for those folds of skin about his neck.

    Come to think of it, there is a vague floral resemblance he possesses. Quite vague...

    I’m probably the only one to see this but there is a cute, gruff, and fuzzy quality to him that reminds me the tiniest bit of this one-time famous actor.

    All of your Galapagos photos, so far, look like they will make a nice self-made 2013 calendar. If you do go through something like Zazzle let us know.

  3. Darwin sounds somewhat harsh in his descriptions. This fellow has a wise old visage and looks rather endearing. Great image, Alexa.

  4. I LOVE him...he is just gorgeous!! What an awesome shot Alexa!!

  5. I don't think he's ugly or stupid...just pensive... And I love his yellow. Great banner, too.

  6. Great capture. I played too. Mine are here and here.

  7. It's yellow! And I don't think it's ugly.

  8. Bright yellow!
    Have a wonderful day!
    Lea's menagerie

  9. Amazing close-up! The colors and textures of its skin are wonderful.

  10. Iguanas are fascinating! I think they are gorgeous.


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