Galapagos Marine Iguana Chilling in the Pool

Marine Iguana in the pool.

In the description accompanying another Marine Iguana photograph, I discussed how this species recovers from the loss of body temperature while in the cold water by “sunbathing” on the lava rocks near the water.

Apparently, they sometimes get too warm. When that happens, they head for a small pool of not-so-cold water to bring down their temperature.

That is what this Marine Iguana was doing. As was the case with the individual that was warming up, this one wasn’t moving either.

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