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Hibiscus Bud
Scary Waters
Fledgling Barred Owl in Everglades National Park
Cloudy Afternoon on Crescent Lake
"Shadow Play"
Buidings from a bygone era
Fire and Steel
Remnants of a ghost town
Sunrise over Mono Lake
Swirling clouds over Mono Lake, Ca.
Ballerina on a bridge
Perched Dragon
A Cool Spot on a Hot Day
An elk with Longs Peak.
Lake Sunset
Sunset Cliffs
Earl grey larkspur
The Features of the Columbia River
Charged Veins
Scarlet Macaw in Motion
Jungle Lookout
Heron Atop A-Bomb Dome
The Wildebeest Challenge
14th Annual Smithsonian.com Photo Contest
Perched Dragon

These dinosaur-like green iguanas are perhaps the world's most aggressive-looking vegetarians. Brought to Cayman Islands in the 1980s, these lizards’ half-million population is now considered to be invasive and is estimated to double every 1.5 years. The real threat is to the indigenous blue iguana. Found no where else in the world, only a couple hundred blue iguanas remain in the wild. In response last June, the government declared 'open season' on the green iguanas, offering a bounty of $5-per-head. As my small contribution, I’ve honed some cage-mending skills at the Blue Iguana Reserve.

TAGS: Cayman Islands, Iguana

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George Town, Cayman Islands
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© Robert Ong.
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Image Source: digital
Date Taken: 05.2016
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Filed Under: Sustainable Travel
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Date Uploaded: July 23, 2016, 3:39 p.m.
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Camera Model: NIKON D5300
Focal Length: 140mm
Shutter Speed: 1/250
Aperture: f5.6
ISO: ISO720
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