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  • On my 1st visit to the Galapagos Islands years ago I was lucky to photograph two large male marine iguanas fighting each other and I still regard it as one of my best photos now years later.  So when I returned to the Galapagos, I was very much hoping to photograph this behavior again and improve on my old photos.  Sadly it was not meant to be, I didn't get to see any prolonged territorial bouts between male iguanas, I did however see many fights between the female marine iguanas!  The females fight over limited nesting sites and protect their already laid eggs from being accidentally dug up by other nesting females.  The fights that the females engage in are much faster and free form than that of the males.  In male fights, the two participants usually come together and butt heads, each trying to push their opponents backwards.  Should an opponent give up or lose his footing the fight is quickly over.  The females on the other hand will butt heads, bite each other viciously and throw each other around.  The fight often ends with the loser sprinting away with the victor close on its heels continuing to headbutt or bite the losing individual until it has moved sufficiently far from the nesting site.  Turns out the female fights were far more explosive, less predictable, and difficult to photograph than the male combat.  I didn't get quite the images I was after but I definitely left the galapagos happy that I was able to spend time observing an aspect of iguana behavior I hadnt seen before.
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  • On my 1st visit to the Galapagos Islands years ago I was lucky to photograph two large male marine iguanas fighting each other and I still regard it as one of my best photos now years later.  So when I returned to the Galapagos, I was very much hoping to photograph this behavior again and improve on my old photos.  Sadly it was not meant to be, I didn't get to see any prolonged territorial bouts between male iguanas, I did however see many fights between the female marine iguanas!  The females fight over limited nesting sites and protect their already laid eggs from being accidentally dug up by other nesting females.  The fights that the females engage in are much faster and free form than that of the males.  In male fights, the two participants usually come together and butt heads, each trying to push their opponents backwards.  Should an opponent give up or lose his footing the fight is quickly over.  The females on the other hand will butt heads, bite each other viciously and throw each other around.  The fight often ends with the loser sprinting away with the victor close on its heels continuing to headbutt or bite the losing individual until it has moved sufficiently far from the nesting site.  Turns out the female fights were far more explosive, less predictable, and difficult to photograph than the male combat. I didn't get quite the images I was after but I definitely left the galapagos happy that I was able to spend time observing an aspect of iguana behavior I hadnt seen before.
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    #Ecuadorisallyouneed #Galapagos #galapagosislands #IslasGalapagos #lizards #Lizardsofinstagram #Reptilesmagazine #reptiles #reptilelover #marineiguana #Earthcapture  #bbcearth #herping #herpetology #fieldherping #natureismetal #natureismetal_
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  • On my 1st visit to the Galapagos Islands years ago I was lucky to photograph two large male marine iguanas fighting each other and I still regard it as one of my best photos now years later.  So when I returned to the Galapagos, I was very much hoping to photograph this behavior again and improve on my old photos.  Sadly it was not meant to be, I didn't get to see any prolonged territorial bouts between male iguanas, I did however see many fights between the female marine iguanas!  The females fight over limited nesting sites and protect their already laid eggs from being accidentally dug up by other nesting females.  The fights that the females engage in are much faster and free form than that of the males.  In male fights, the two participants usually come together and butt heads, each trying to push their opponents backwards.  Should an opponent give up or lose his footing the fight is quickly over.  The females on the other hand will butt heads, bite each other viciously and throw each other around.  The fight often ends with the loser sprinting away with the victor close on its heels continuing to headbutt or bite the losing individual until it has moved sufficiently far from the nesting site.  Turns out the female fights were far more explosive, less predictable, and difficult to photograph than the male combat.  I didn't get quite the images I was after but I definitely left the galapagos happy that I was able to spend time observing an aspect of iguana behavior I hadnt seen before.
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 #Ecuadorisallyouneed #Galapagos #galapagosislands #IslasGalapagos #lizards #Lizardsofinstagram #Reptilesmagazine #reptiles #reptilelover #marineiguana #Earthcapture #bbcearth #herping #herpetology #fieldherping #natureismetal #natureismetal_
#wildlife_shots #igscwildlife #naturalezaviva #zoology #wildlifephotography #wildlifelovers #natgeolatam #loviennatgeo #natgeoru #yourshot
  • On my 1st visit to the Galapagos Islands years ago I was lucky to photograph two large male marine iguanas fighting each other and I still regard it as one of my best photos now years later.  So when I returned to the Galapagos, I was very much hoping to photograph this behavior again and improve on my old photos.  Sadly it was not meant to be, I didn't get to see any prolonged territorial bouts between male iguanas, I did however see many fights between the female marine iguanas!  The females fight over limited nesting sites and protect their already laid eggs from being accidentally dug up by other nesting females.  The fights that the females engage in are much faster and free form than that of the males.  In male fights, the two participants usually come together and butt heads, each trying to push their opponents backwards.  Should an opponent give up or lose his footing the fight is quickly over.  The females on the other hand will butt heads, bite each other viciously and throw each other around.  The fight often ends with the loser sprinting away with the victor close on its heels continuing to headbutt or bite the losing individual until it has moved sufficiently far from the nesting site.  Turns out the female fights were far more explosive, less predictable, and difficult to photograph than the male combat. I didn't get quite the images I was after but I definitely left the galapagos happy that I was able to spend time observing an aspect of iguana behavior I hadnt seen before.
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    #Ecuadorisallyouneed #Galapagos #galapagosislands #IslasGalapagos #lizards #Lizardsofinstagram #Reptilesmagazine #reptiles #reptilelover #marineiguana #Earthcapture  #bbcearth #herping #herpetology #fieldherping #natureismetal #natureismetal_
    #wildlife_shots #igscwildlife #naturalezaviva #zoology #wildlifephotography #wildlifelovers #natgeolatam #loviennatgeo #natgeoru #yourshot
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