5x7, Acrylic on Canvas
This little guy surprised me by sunning himself on the sea wall the other day as I was painting in my studio. It's the first one I've seen so close to home. As soon as I opened the door to get his photo, he hunched over and deflated, so isn't nearly as handsome as he first appeared. I only had my small camera, and as soon as I stepped out to get a closer picture he jumped into the water, a perfect dive, and swam quickly away. I knew Iguanas swam, but the speed was incredible! Haven't seen him since, but he's probably living somewhere close by.
As you most likely know, Iguanas are an invasive species on Marco Island. Gorgeous as he was I wasn't all that happy to see him. If only they didn't eat the birds eggs!