Something has always drawn me to exotic animals.. Something about how magical and mysterious they are or the way they move, their colors, or the fact that some can live 150 years.. There are so many interesting and beautiful aspects to these creatures and I hope to share some of them through my videos and photographs.
Whether it be in the wild with rare and endangered species or in captivity, rescued animals, or personal pets I am there to capture moments that will help with education and conservation of these wonderful animals.
They hold ties to prehistoric times and it would be a shame to let that become something that is forgotten..
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St. Louis Iguana Society
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Green Iguanas have a white photosensory organ on the top of their heads called the parietal eye (Third eye, pineal eye or pineal gland), most other species of lizards have lost this.. This “eye” is not like a normal eye as it only has a rudimentary retina and lens and can’t form images. But is sensitive to light and dark and movement. Which helps the iguana when being stalked by predators from above.
Taken 2/22/12 at St. Louis Iguana Society
This is our newest addition at St. Louis Iguana Society his name is Mufasa and is a TRUE red Iguana! We brought him home from the Missouri Reptile expo along with a juvenile green iggy, 2 Whites tree frogs and an albino corn snake.
My girlfriend was in the second page of The St. Louis Post Dispatch with her new iggy Mufasa!
Emily Mathews of St. Louis gets acquainted with a red iguana before buying it at the Gateway Reptile Expo on Sunday, Feb. 19, 2012.
Photo by: Christian Gooden, email@example.com
Caiman Lizard (Dracaena guianesis) at the Missouri Reptile Expo.
Found in: South America, Amazon Basin of Peru and Brazil
Habitat: Aquatic and terrestrial
Taken at the Missouri Reptile Expo 2/19/12
A Desert Iguana (Dipsosaurus dorsalis) up for adoption at the St. Louis Iguana Society
One of the most common lizards of the Sonoran and Mojave deserts of the southwestern United States and northwestern Mexico.