Sunday, May 9, 2010

Nice Iguana...

Iguanas.
They were everywhere on our vacation to this place.
Here's one that came wandering through all of our belongings.


If he was going to get all into my stuff,
I figured it might be a good time to get up close and personal.


He posed rather nicely, don't you think?


Then like any good mother would do,
(insert sarcasm and rolled eyes here)
I allowed a total stranger talk me into letting the kids feed this iguana.


The kids were pretty much thrilled
and so was the iguana,
but what was I thinking?!
Ummm... I wasn't.
It all seemed fairly harmless and it probably was, 
but I have a post planned for tomorrow (complete with video) that may negate that thought.
We'll call it... when good iguanas go bad.
This one...  despite the fact that he was sticking his tongue out at me,
he was a good iguana.

Many more close ups to be found at Lisa's Macro Monday.


34 comments:

Valerie said...

those are fabulous pictures. I love the leathery papery skin!

Yellow House said...

These are amazing photos! I cannot wait to get my macro lense!

Leslie said...

these are so cool...i love the looks on their faces while they are feeding it.

Fotobloggen 2010 said...

Yes that is some wonderful poses, he/she seems fotogenic loving life in front of the camera. Looking a bit suspisious at first nad the last one with the tongue - just great

christina, sweden

http://fotoblogg2010.blogspot.com/search/label/Macro%20Monday

Jess said...

I like your second one, the close-up head shot, the best. What a handsome dude!

Jama said...

The iguana seems tame, it doesn't bother anyone , does it? it probably got too used to the camera! lol

WackyMummy said...

Great photos! I wouldn't feed a wild animal. Just scares me. You never know when they might "go bad".

Julie said...

Wow! those pictures are cool! I love the one with his tongue out! What a fun vacation! :) I think I keep writing that...but that is because I keep thinking it!

Don't Bug Me! said...

Great iguana shots!

amatterofhowyouseeit.com said...

Wonderful detail - he is so ugly that he's cute.

Jayne said...

Great shots but I'd certainly be nervous about getting too close! They're like little dinosaurs aren't they? :)

Vicki said...

I love how it poses for the camera. Great shots

Kerstin said...

Wow, amazing pictures. Especially the last one. :)
Thank´s for your comment on my blog.

Jientje said...

He looks like something from Jurassic Park! How cool you were able to get so close to him/her! Great macros, I loved it!

Hootin' Anni said...

That last photo is just how I feel about the very iguana...I'd be sticking my tongue out and running for the hills. LOLOLOL

Brave kids.

My Macro is HERE. I do hope you can find time to stop for a visit with me today!

Daniela said...

Hi hi that last photo is so cute, it is a great shot :)

alita said...

I love iguanas. We got close up and personal with them in St. Thomas but I never had an episode of the "when good iguanas go bad" I'm looking forward to the video, especially since it sounds like nobody really got harmed in the making of it.

GREAT SHOTS!!!!!

Birgitta "foto CHIP" said...

Awesome shots - isn't it dangerous?
Thanks for stopping by :)

Miss Kodee said...

Wow what a fascinating lil creature. Your photos have such clear crisp detail I felt like he was right in front of me. So glad he is not lol

Jay said...

VERY cool shots! I bet the kids were thrilled! I might have been more cautious, but then, when I think about some of the things I let my boys do when they were young, maybe not! LOL!

Annelie said...

The last one is amazing!

mactheweb said...

Marvelous closeups. Sharp and clear. I can just feel the texture of the skin.

tinasphotoblog said...

Great photos and closeup! :)

Manang Kim said...

Ekkkk that is scary ^_^ I don't know but I don't have trust in there tail and teeth they look so sharp. Great shot for macro. Happy Monday!

MacroMonday~The Bud

Shelle said...

you're right it was a great moment to catch a shot...although i would've been very wary about those guys, i remember getting attacked by sqirreils my 1st time in ny

Tricia said...

I think I'd be too scared to let him eat out of my hand, but I'm a chicken! LoL!!

Great shots of the lil guy, though!

chasity said...

wow...it's just like a little dinosaur. amazing.

love your header~

Grammie/Mom said...

You wowed us again! You made something quite ugly look a bit "cute". That last picture is pretty neat.

Cop Mama said...

Ha! Too funny!

Rebecca said...

Awesome, I love the photos. I guess they are pretty used to people.

lisaschaos said...

These iguanas cooperated great for you! I love the shot with his tongue out!

Lisa @ Boondock Ramblings said...

What awesome photos! I love that last one especially!

"Lillagul" said...

Great shots on the Iguanas !
My favorite is the close up on the head.
I would really love to sit there and feed them !

Nukke said...

Lovely pics ! We don't have this kind of animal in Scandinavia. Those closeups are great !!!