All creatures 

(On the Dutch side of the island, that would be “Aall creatures”)

I have some underwater shots that I’ll fiddle with later, but in the meantime, 

This heron was going through a complicated stealthy maneuver that reminded me of a kitty… sneak, sneak, sneak, then all of a sudden take a short bath. 

There are other cool tropical birds here, but I haven’t gotten close enough to get good shots. I especially like the frigate birds who glide around the harbor, looking prehistoric with their angular wings and split tails. 

Because they get a steady diet of watermelon and banana and sometimes rum-soaked pineapple garnish, these Pinel Island iguanas suffer our presence. But they dream of the return of the Mother of Dragons when things will be rebalanced, species-superiority-wise. 

And of course, when it’s warm and humid and you don’t have to hide underground all winter, you can evolve in comfort. This is certainly the biggest, healthiest snail I’ve ever seen. 

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