Iguana Island

Mar 31, 2019 - National Geographic Quest


Today our expedition took us to Iguana Island, one of the most beautiful wildlife refuges of Panama, having been named after the presence of black “spiny-tailed” iguanas.

Known as a key sanctuary for frigate birds, our guests had the experience to admire their beauty as they dipped and flew overhead.

Further into the day, we had the options of hiking and snorkeling, both of which did much to enhance the whole experience of visiting this wildlife-rich territory. And in the afternoon, we cruised to our next destination while looking for marine wildlife. What a place to be witnessing!

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Mario Fernandez

Mario Fernandez

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Carlos Calvo Obando

Naturalist/Certified Photo Instructor

Carlos is a freelance wildlife photographer and photography instructor from Costa Rica. Passionate about travel and education, he also works as a certified naturalist guide on the beaches, jungles, and mountains of that beautiful tropical paradise. With 20 years of experience leading groups and making images and portraits of Costa Rican creatures and landscapes, he loves to share his knowledge and tricks with enthusiasm, simplicity, and a good sense of humor.

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Julio Rodriguez

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Born and raised in Ecuador, the son of Spanish and American parents, Julio developed a passion for storytelling and environmental conservation at an early age. After majoring in History at Carleton College (Minnesota), with a thesis on the Basque anti-Franco movement, he taught English in Spain and made short promotional films for an energy efficiency company in India and two environmental conservation NGOs in Greece and Galapagos. 

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