The Dragons of Galapagos

This spectacular natural history hour tells the story of the incredible struggle for survival of the dragons of the Galapagos Archipelago. The lives of these giant lizards, called land iguanas, are intimately linked with the archipelago’s most active volcano. On the island of Fernandina, film makers David Parer and Elizabeth Parer-Cook follow the annual migration of the land iguanas up the steep slopes of the 5,000ft volcano and into the steaming caldera where they lay their eggs. Along the coast of the island, the world’s only sea-going lizards – the marine iguanas – takes us into one of the most exciting marine environments on earth – a world of huge balls of baitfish and masses of seals, dolphins and penguins. Length: 55 mins 53 secs.

Produced by David Parer & Elizabeth Parer-Cook for the Australian Broadcasting Corporation Natural History Unit and National Geographic TV and BBC Television. © Australian Broadcasting Corporation. All rights reserved.

 THE DRAGONS OF GALAPAGOS from David Parer on Vimeo


THE DRAGONS OF GALAPAGOS: Clip 1 – Land Iguanas Lay Eggs in the Crater of an active Volcano in the Galapagos. from David Parer on Vimeo.