Galapagos Cape Douglas #5
One of the icons of the Galapagos are the Marine Iguanas. They live on land, but they feed under water. In the morning they will come out to warm up in the sand to be able to move and to get into the water to feed on the algae. The water has around 14 to 18 °C and the Iguanas can stay down there for around 20 minutes. Then they have to get back to the beach to warm up again.
If you see the Iguanas laying on the beach, badly smelling and spitting saltwater out of their noses they seem to be quite disgusting. But when you see how they move under water, you have to admit that they even look a bit sexy shaking their butts to gain speed.
We shot this video at Galapagos Cape Douglas where you can also find plenty of Turtles and Sea Lions.