Having subjects as fun to work with as Kurt Russell and Chris Pratt makes your job a whole lot easier. The interaction …and just plan fun!… was evident in almost every frame of this quick portrait shoot. The lighting was very simple: A #Dynalite M1000 with a single strobe head in a Buff 60-inch Parabolic Light Modifier. The cameras were Nikon D5’s with a 24-70mm and 70-200mm zooms.
While not normally arboreal as adults this large male Blue Iguana climbed this tree after significant rainfall which left the ground slightly flooded.
In 2007 I had the great privilege of visiting Grand Cayman Island to work with and document the critically endangered Grand Cayman Blue Iguana (Cyclura lewisi) with the team at the Blue Iguana Recovery Program founded by Fred Burton.
Blue Iguanas are endemic only to the small island of Grand Cayman and as such are at risk habitat destruction, road kills, free-roaming dogs, and feral cats. Thankfully the Blue Iguana Recovery Program (B.I.R.P.) has brought this beautiful iguana back from the brink of extinction with breeding and release programs as well as the acquisition of habitat.
It is the largest native land animal on Grand Cayman with a total nose-to-tail length of 5 ft (1.5 m) and weighing as much as 30 lb (14 kg).