As per request and promise, I have dedicated a post strictly to iguanas. I mean, how could I not? I’ve been in Honduras for almost six weeks now and I’ve caught, tagged, and tracked over a hundred iguanas (that’s definitely an exaggeration, but it sounds pretty cool). There are sooooo many iguanas on Utila, specifically the endemic species (Ctenosaura bakeri) seen in all of this photographs. We’ve been catching these iguanas for two reasons: 1. to see where they lay their eggs so that the land can be protected and 2. as a study of the iguana populations. All of this is done in an effort to preserve this species on the island (since these iguanas exist no where else except on Utila!). So, I invite you to observe these pictures and keep in mind what Utila would be like without such a environmentally crucial species in existence. In general, what would any natural environment be like without it’s crucial and even necessary components?