Visiting Isla Santa Cruz in the Galápagos Archipelago

Charles Darwin Research Station (continued)

 
The land iguana, as its name suggests, stays on land. This one was in a breeding compound so it must be cared for by the research station staff.   Land iguana, I think a different one than in the first picture.

 
I think these pictures are of the same land iguana as in the second picture.

 
You can tell how small this tortoise is by comparing it to the nearby lava lizard. The tortoise was about the size of a dinner plate, so it must have been a baby.   Lava lizard. They were very common in the arid zone, and could frequently be heard scurrying through the dry underbrush.

 
Lava lizard.  

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