Galapagos Land Iguana by Anne Orvieto. All Rights Reserved.
As an amateur photographer on a recent trip to The Galapagos Islands, I was able to capture images of the endangered Galapagos penguin and the endangered Galapagos land iguana. The photo of the penguin was taken while hanging off the side of a rapidly moving zodiac boat. A few penguins were popping their heads in and out of the water, and the gray choppy seas touched with a glint of sunlight were hardly perfect for photography. The result and unretouched photo stunned me as well as the National Geographic professional photographer on board. The Galapagos land iguana seemed to be posing just for me.