Iguana Sky

Iguana Sky Ā© 2008 Bo Mackison

Iguana checking the sky while perched on the top of the wall that surrounds the ancient city of Tulum, a Mayan ceremonial and residential community in Mexico.

The walls are 7 feet wide, plenty of stone to keep Mayan enemies at bay, and space enough for an extended family of iguanas to sun themselves.

About Bo Mackison

I'm a photographer, book-artist, traveler, naturalist, and creator of the Contemplative Creatives Journey, An Online Workshop and Community and Desert Wisdom Cards and Workshops. Though often not well known, I find the desert a welcoming place - a healing space. Its mysteries and gifts transformed me several years ago. Since that first encounter, I return again and again to fill my well in what most people think of as a desolate region. I'd love to share my desert discoveries and wisdom with you. Please subscribe to receive my five part mini email course The Gifts of the Desert. It's my gift to you.


  1. He is simply divine…regal in his own right.
    I am so happy that you captured and shared his moment in the sun with us!
    Travel safely and please keep ’em coming.

  2. worldphotos says:

    Love the picture, but I’m a fan of lizards and snakes.

  3. Wow!

    Great capture, Barbara. šŸ™‚

  4. Love it! What a catch!

  5. Great picture.
    You must be having a blast.
    I wish I were out there in the sun.
    Have a great time.

  6. flamingogirl says:

    Wonderful photograph! He looks so happy enjoying the sun. It looks almost as if he is smiling šŸ™‚

  7. This is gorgeous.
    I love the cocky way he stands there :D!

  8. That’s a great shot! Glad you’re making the most of the trip!

  9. naturespaintbox says:

    What an amazing photograph Barbara, I love this and he looks as if he owns the place, either that or he’s doing some serious sunbaking! Thank you for updating my new website on your site – I very much appreciate this. Kind regards, Lesley

  10. My favorite:)

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