Living Art / 08 January, 2013
The Waterfall Guardian
Green Iguana | Costa Rica's most impressive lethargic species
I had been camping for several days, making nocturnal landscape photographs in a beautiful remote area of the Costa Rican Nicoya Peninsula. I used LED light panels to illuminate the escarpment and the small plunge of fresh water falling into the sea. I was surprised to find this green iguana, Iguana iguana, on a rock in total darkness, which gave me the option to freeze the reptile’s motion with the flash in a two minute exposure of the landscape. I was able to easily approach the iguana, as they become lethargic in the cool of the night.