There are rare days when you’re a journalist or photographer, when everything just goes to plan.
This was one of those days for Emily Driscol, when, as she told us, “the stars aligned and also gave me a second to grab my phone”:
Jeff Bezos, Amazon CEO and richest person in the world, eating an iguana.
But it’s not an endangered iguana. Driscol told us it’s an invasive species specially selected for the Explorers Club Annual Dinner at the Marriott Marquis in Times Square.
By eating it, members are hopefully made more aware of how they can help take pressure off animals threatened by invasive species. Also on the menu was tarantula and cockroaches.
Bezos was at the dinner to accept the Buzz Aldrin Space Exploration Award, where his mum confirmed during cocktail hour that her son’s $US131 billion worth “keeps on going up”.