Photo Of The Day By Lorenzo Cassina

Today’s Photo Of The Day is “Orange Iguana Portrait” by Lorenzo Cassina. Location: Flamingo Gardens, Davie, Florida.
Photo By Lorenzo Cassina

Today’s Photo Of The Day is “Orange Iguana Portrait” by Lorenzo Cassina. Location: Flamingo Gardens, Davie, Florida.

“I had the chance to spend more than an hour with this large reptile in close proximity, eye-to-eye, respecting each other’s space,” explains Cassina. “He was about 5 feet long, perched in a tree branch located in the back lake at Flamingo Gardens in Davie, Florida. A variety of iguanas in different sizes and colors have made their habitat in all of Broward County and are now considered an invasive species. Despite their unpopular invasion to homes and roads everywhere, they’re a good reminder of similar species from the dinosaur era displaying amazing details and complexity on their armored skin coat. This particular variety has a strong coppery orange color showing incredible textures in a fascinating pattern. It’s a true survivor from the prehistoric age.”

See more of Lorenzo Cassina’s photography at lorenzo-cassina.pixels.com

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