The Galapagos Land Iguana was completed on 6.22.2012. Some years back I'd drawn a Marine Iguana and hadn't really returned to the subject of Galapagos animals since. But I've decided to make a selection of animals that can be found in that distinctive chain of islands. I've drawn most of the animals that tend to symbolize the Galapagos, but if you would like to request a specific species drop me an email. The drawing is based on a photo by Dain Van Schoyck
The Galapagos Land Iguana is a large reptile native to the Galapagos Islands, mostly found on the islands of Fernandina, Isabela, Santa Cruz, North Seymour, Hood, and South Plaza. Their coloration ranges from oranges, yellows and red to darker shades of browns and grays. Despite their unique coloration Charles Darwin described them as "ugly animals." These lizards are herbivores, feeding mostly on plant matter, usually in the form of the tough, spiky cacti native to their habitat. Despite protection of the islands these reptiles live on, some conservation groups consider them "vulnerable" as non-native species have been introduced to their habitat such as cats and rats. There is ongoing work to remove them and restore the environment back to normal.
Description: Fine art illustration of a Galapagos Land Iguana. The print is hand-signed by the artist and is guaranteed to arrive in perfect condition. The reproduction of this original pen and ink drawing is done on high quality acid-free archival paper. Call 1 800-913-7906 for more information or to order by phone. Click here for shipping info.
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Galapagos Land Iguana Art Print
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Species: C. subcristatus
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