i

KEYBOARD
SHORTCUTS


F full screen W read words

8th December 2013
i've got your back
full screen
loading - i've got your back
i've got your back

EXTRA IMAGE

full screen

FULL SCREEN

that's why i'm singing baby don't worry, cos now i've got your back, and every time you feel like crying, i'm gonna try to make you laugh
here's another photo of a couple of marine iguanas from the time i spent in the galapagos. they were all over the place, in most of the islands i visited, so it's strange to think they they don't exist anywhere else on the planet. they are cool looking creatures on land but what makes these lizards special is that they get their food from the sea - and i was lucky enough to see one nibbling away at some rock algae on one of my first snorkel trips. they can dive down to a depth of 30 metres and hold their breath for up to 45 minutes, however they can only spend a limited amount of time in the cold water before they have to climb back on land and catch some rays to warm up. so it's common to see them in groups, sticking close to each other to heat up their cold blood. even with this knowledge it's difficult not to anthropomorphise their behaviour in a picture like this, so i like to think there's more to this embrace than just an ectothermic imperative to regulate body temperature. or to put it another way, i think these two were buddies.

here's the original
name
website (optional)
leave this field blank
comment
are you human?

i've posted 871 photos taken with my nikon d60 - here are the last few i posted - view the rest here

i've posted 90 photos taken with a shutter speed of 1/500 sec - here are the last few i posted - view the rest here

i've posted 57 photos taken with an aperture of f/5.3 - here are the last few i posted - view the rest here

i've posted 28 photos taken with a focal length of 160.0 mm - here are the last few i posted - view the rest here

i've posted 6 photos taken on 18th December 2011

08/12/2013
i've got your back
here's another photo of a couple of marine iguanas from the time i spent in the galapagos. they were all over the place, in most of the islands i visited, so it's strange to think they they don't exist anywhere else on the planet. they are cool looking creatures on land but what makes these lizards special is that they get their food from the sea - and i was lucky enough to see one nibbling away at some rock algae on one of my first snorkel trips. they can dive down to a depth of 30 metres and hold their breath for up to 45 minutes, however they can only spend a limited amount of time in the cold water before they have to climb back on land and catch some rays to warm up. so it's common to see them in groups, sticking close to each other to heat up their cold blood. even with this knowledge it's difficult not to anthropomorphise their behaviour in a picture like this, so i like to think there's more to this embrace than just an ectothermic imperative to regulate body temperature. or to put it another way, i think these two were buddies.

here's the original