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Marine Iguanas

The Galapagos Islands offer the possibility to observe one of the most beautiful reptiles in the world—marine iguanas who become more colourful in the breeding season

Marine Iguanas in Galapagos Islands - Best Time
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One of the natural habitats of the marine iguanas are the Galapagos. The special thing about them is that they have a unique ability among all the other modern lizards - they can forage in the sea. If you wish to observe this unique creature, the most exciting events are iguanas nestings on Santa Cruz island in February and on Fernandina and North Seymour islands in March.

Marine Iguanas in Galapagos Islands - Best Season

Generally, the mating season runs December through March, and nesting season from January to April. And this is the time when marine iguanas become more colourful. It is an amazing experience to witness male iguanas defending their territories.

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