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Lee, Sara C. (born 1956): Galapagos Iguana: land iguana, marine iguana from Espanola, marine iguana from Genovesa, signed, cut coloured paper, 29.5 x 21 cms. Commissioned with funding from the Heritage Lottery Fund as part of the Darwin 200 celebrations.

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The land iguanas live in the drier areas of the islands and to escape the heat of the midday sun, they seek the shade of cactus, rocks, trees or other vegetation. At night they sleep in burrows dug in the ground, to conserve their body heat.