CAYMAN ISLANDS
ADVENTURE PHOTOS


23 January 2010 - 30 January 2010



On our way to catch the boat for Stingray City, we encountered these iguanas.


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The blue iguana is only found on Grand Cayman of the Cayman Islands.

The Blue Iguana, pictured below,  was abundant before European colonization; but fewer than 15 animals
remained
in the wild by 2003, and this wild population was predicted to become extinct
within the first decade of the 21st century.

The species' decline was mainly being driven by predation by feral pets (cats and dogs) and
indirectly by the
destruction of their natural habitat as fruit farms are converted to pasture
for cattle grazing.

Since 2004, 219 captive-bred animals have been released into the
Queen Elizabeth II Botanical Gardens on Grand Cayman in an attempt to
save the species.


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Parasailing is quite popular in the Cayman Islands.






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But the big draw is the chance to pet and feed a stingray at Stingray 'City'.





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The lush grounds of the Queen Elizabeth II Botanical Gardens, Grand Cayman.




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A fisherman walking the coral at The Grand Old House, Georgetown, Grand Cayman.






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Sunset over the ocean water.




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