If there’s one unique creature that the far-flung Galapagos Islands is known for, it has to be the fearsome-looking marine iguanas that call this place—and this place only—home. Now amazing footage has emerged of these fascinating six-foot-long “mini-Godzillas” searching for food and gracefully gliding through the water alongside the (presumably mesmerized) divers.
Videographer Steve Winkworth shot the film at Cabo Marshall, a dive site off the north coast of Isabela, a few months ago, and the video has since gone viral. In the footage, the creature creeps along the sea bed foraging on algae and then launches upwards to grab a gulp of air before returning to the bottom to feed. The person-sized reptile can also be seen cruising the waters, apparently unperturbed by all the human attention.
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