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Giant Panda, Edinburgh Zoo, March 1st 2016 by Matt Taylor

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).

Nikon D200 + Sigma 70-200mm
f5.6 1/400sec ISO640

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Photography people, help me choose a lens!

I’m planning to buy a new lens with my Xmas money. My budget is around 500-650€. I initally wanted the Nikon 85mm,f/1.8 lens, but I realized that Sigma 105mm,f/2.8, Sigma 17-70mm,f/2.8-4, and used Sigma or Tamron 70-200mm,f/2.8 are also in my budget.

I’m mostly shooting portraits, but I really wanna do more action shots, and more landscape photograpjy eventually. I’m a little hesitant about the 85mm, bc it’s while it’s supposedly really good for portraits, I already have 35mm and 50mm which are nice for portraits too (esp the 50mm), and I wanna get more than just a smoother blur out of it, you know?

But since I have 0 personal experience with any of these, I’d be reaaallyyy happy if you guys told me about your experience with any of these and what you think would be the best for me to get next. 

Thank you so so much to anyone who replies! 
Oh and I have the Nikon d5300 body.