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Collard Lizard

By billma
We spent another weekend in the Western Utah awesome and desolate place This is another view of a Great Basin Collard Lizard. Found widely in the American Southwest deserts. Feeds on insects, some plant material and will eat other lizards. They have powerful jaws and can inflict a painful bite. Range in size from 6-13. The red on the sides identifies it as a female in breeding season.

They are a fairly cooperative photographic subject. The challange is handling the bright desert lighting.

Tags: Wildlife and nature

Voters: synaesthesia, mrcal, fez and 10 more

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gajj 17 32
8 Jun 2004 1:11PM
Brilliant again. Great shot notwithstanding the 90+ degree weather in the middle of the day!
geegee 17 29 England
8 Jun 2004 1:21PM
Beautiful colours, fantastic detail.
PatriciaWilson 17 617 58 Greece
8 Jun 2004 1:36PM
Great shot, they're too fast for me, click!
synaesthesia 17 389 England
8 Jun 2004 1:57PM
Great shot!
fez 17 262
8 Jun 2004 2:53PM
great composition, nice colors. clicky.
Terry L 17 609 5 England
8 Jun 2004 4:35PM
Nice shot Bill, you have handled the lighting well.

tull 18 181 United Kingdom
8 Jun 2004 10:33PM
Great shot,lovely colours and detail.
kit-monster 17 3.7k 2 Singapore
9 Jun 2004 7:57AM
Fantastic shot Bill - thought you must be off somewhere, and what a location!

Colours, textures - just brilliant.

Well done,

IanA 17 3.0k 12 England
10 Jun 2004 4:34AM
Lighting very successfully handled! Nice shot.

Ian (clicked)
glazzaro 16 70 23 United States
8 Mar 2005 7:34PM
Excellent shot with the perfect backdrop to accentuate the lizzard, show great depth! Spot on! Click!!!


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