My favorite 16 year old and I decided while interacting with the local wildlife population that, during times of stress, we needed to find our inner iguana. We both found the large lizards fascinating. Our favorite was watching them pensively contemplate the ocean waves while maintaining the yoga position of “cobra”.
Their nonchalant attitude toward life intrigued me and I found their herd dynamics (interactions between one another) thoroughly entertaining.
The only other animals that I enjoyed more were the sea lions. The swimmer in me loved the harmonious way that they moved through the water. I spend the summer trying to get my athletes to find that same sense of natural harmony!
When they were not gracefully frolicking in the water, the sea lions reminded me of our house cats — Lazy with a capital L combined with just a touch of drama 🙂
It seems that everywhere I go, I find fascinating creatures to study.