Virgin Islands iguana photos and videos (exotic animal encounters)

This post is not about family attractions in the Palmetto state. Instead I’ll put the spotlight on the Virgin Islands’ most exotic resident: the iguana!

Once thought almost extinct this walking dinosaur lizard is now roaming the beaches freely. Bold and beautiful they’re quite a sight to see. Here are the photos and video to prove it:

The Beauty Beast of the Islands

The Beauty Beast of the Islands


A curious one is ready to nibble at my fingers. No, I didn’t get to touch it…just got a good shot! 🙂

Friendly and always curious iguana at Coral World

Friendly and always curious iguana at Coral World


My favorite iguana liked to nestle in a tree at Sapphire Beach. Every other day she’ll come out and soak in the sun at her favorite spot. I think she just wanted to pose for me!

The official greeter


Here’s the “scientist”, an iguana that likes to observe the baby shark feedings at Coral World Aquarium and Zoo park.

Iguana watching the shark feeding at Coral World

Iguana watching the shark feeding at Coral World


Now for the finale, meet the Virgin Islands best buddies, the iguana and the recovering galapagos turtles:


Next time you’re vacationing in the Virgin Islands save a few shots for the magnificent iguanas.

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