Uta Loubser



Vibrant & Vulnerable
Have you seen an iguana run or swim? I like this photograph for three specific reasons: 1. it shows how incredibly long the iguana’s tail is; 2. how he propels himself forward at great speed as though he has 4 propellers as legs; and 3. the pristine natural vegetation in the distance which still exists in small pockets on the island of St. Maarten. Vibrant! So is the delicate anole (Anolis pogus), common in my garden. A confident little fellow, never shy, looks you in the eye, and catches mosquitos, ants and other insects 24/7. They are my friends. Both may also be vulnerable, due to man encroaching on their habitat. However, they both seem to reproduce easily and have few natural predators.

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