Microlophus grayii Floreana Lava Lizard
Post Office Bay, Floreana Island, Galápagos Islands, EcuadorMay 3, 2012
Floreana Lava Lizard (Microlophus grayii) Floreana Lava Lizard (Microlophus grayii) Floreana Lava Lizard (Microlophus grayii)
Floreana Island has a famous "post office" where passing ships have dropped off and picked up mail and packages for nearly two hundred years. We participated in the modern tourist version of this time-honored ritual by dropping postcards off, and picking postcards up that had addresses to which we could hand-deliver. While our guide read out addresses from the pile of outgoing mail, I got some photos of the post office's local lizard population. As usual with lava lizards, the ones with the bright red heads are the females, and the ones with the stronger patterns are the males.
Punta Cormorant, Floreana Island, Galápagos Islands, EcuadorMay 3, 2012
Floreana Lava Lizard (Microlophus grayii) Floreana Lava Lizard (Microlophus grayii)
Later that afternoon we hiked on a different spot on Floreana, with more fine lava lizard specimens.
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