An iguana enjoys the sunset on the Gálapagos Islands 18 May 2017
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Marine Iguanas evolved from a common ancestor of the land iguana after they arrived on the Galapagos archipelago more than eight million years ago. The Galapagos Islands have become a hub of unusual species, evolved and adapted to suit their remote environment in the Pacific Ocean; 563 miles off the coast of Ecuador.
The archipelago is made up of 21 islands - all of which are inhabited by marine iguanas - who spend much of their time sunbathing, just like other lizards, as they are cold blooded creatures. Cool of with marine iguanas in the refreshing water of the Pacific on Insight Guides' Galapagos Islands Explored trip.
This article was originally published on 12th September, 2015