My Northern Desert Iguana

E-P1010344Several months ago I came upon a desert iguana while hiking the Riverwalk Exploration Trail inside the Colorado River Heritage Greenway Park in Laughlin, Nevada. When I first approached him, he was sunning himself on the cement walkway at the beginning of the trail. Eventually, I got him to move off the walkway and onto the desert sand for a more natural background. This was the first time I had ever seen one of these and was not only amazed by his beautiful markings, but by his size as well. At nearly a foot long, it was the largest lizard I have seen so far in all my hiking. Click here for more pictures and to read up on this amazing creature … Northern Desert Iguana.