August 30, 2014

August 30, 2014

Tip of the Iguana

Photograph by Lorenzo Mittiga, National Geographic Your Shot

Not quite as threatening as some sea monsters, a spiny-backed iguana floats by photographer Lorenzo Mittiga in the Bonaire Caves of the Dutch Caribbean.

"There I was, fully equipped with my camera, its underwater housing, and a wide-angle lens, preparing for the final setting of the sun, when a friend interrupted my solitude," writes Mittiga, a member of our Your Shot community. “He had dived into the water above my head and was swimming around the entrance of the cave, as if to say 'hello' to me.”

Mittiga’s picture recently appeared in Your Shot's Daily Dozen.

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32 comments
Pete Zaidel
Pete Zaidel

I rarely even think to comment on these, but this is just too spectacular not to. 

Steven G.
Steven G.

Essence! The true essence of RASTA!

Rick Mentore
Rick Mentore

,,,,,,,,,Lock-nest Monster  is a coming!!!!    This is perhaps as spectacular as it gets,.just wish the photographic genius who  arted it described/disclosed his gear.

Once again
Once again

and nice things happens to those who are ready. well sometimes at least  ; )

creepy look  though

Joy Saldanha
Joy Saldanha

This picture is just amazing. And so too the iguana's behaviour, and its making possible, the shot of a lifetime.The rock arch, and clouds makes for a wonderful frame to it all. Congrats:Lorenzo.  j.e.s.........

Patricia C.
Patricia C.

Glad your new friend appeared around then and that you were ready for shooting and then sharing an outstanding picture! The ending composition is amazing and unique.

Dale Day
Dale Day

When I saw the small teaser, it completely baffled me. 

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