Lava Lizard
Microlophus spp.
The Lava Lizard (Microlophus spp.) occupies many of the Galapagos Islands. There are a number of different species involved, but getting a good handle on which species is where and the visual characteristics in separating them out is more than I had time to do. Most are just referred to as "Lava Lizard" and that is the way I will list there here. The first 4 images were taken in July, 2003, on the Galapagos Islands with a Canon EOS 10D and EF 70-200 F/2.8 L IS lens and 2X extender. Also, go to the Marine Iguana page to see a Lava Lizard sitting on the head of one of the iguanas. Scroll down for more shots.
The next five shots show several more Lava Lizards on the Galapagos Islands, but in July, 2007. These shots were taken with a Canon EOS 1D Mark III and EF 100-400mm F/4.5-5.6 L IS lens.
The next three shots on this page were taken in August, 2010, with a Canon EOS 1D Mark IV and a Sigma 50-500mm lens. The Lava Lizard on the right is investigating a sea lion carcass.
This Lava Lizard is perched on the back of a Marine Iguana.