Marine Iguana - The marine iguana is an iguana found only on the Galápagos Islands that has the ability, unique among modern lizards, to live and forage in the sea, making it a marine reptile. The iguana can dive over 9 m into the water.
'Smile and smile and be a villain.' ~ Hamlet (crocodile) - I do hate to apply the word villain to any animal since they are only doing what they must to survive, but the quote was just too apt in this case.
photos by Mark Laita, for the book 'Serpentine,' a collection of gorgeously lit snakes on a black background. I'm not a fan of snakes but Wow I can appreciate the beauty of color , texture and patterns.