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Collared Lizard
For the Animal Close-Ups album. This pretty little gal was enjoying the afternoon sun in the Grand Canyon near the North Kaibab trail. She was nice enough to let me get the camera within 15cm. Photo taken 30 May 2005.

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AzraBeautiful photo...

Azra

Voted 10/10

And he/she's beautiful!!!!!
Thanks for post!
:-)
Posted Feb 25, 2007 7:09 pm

AzraRe: Beautiful photo...

Azra

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Molim!
Pusa za tebe!
:-)
Posted Apr 19, 2007 1:05 pm

Anya JingleWow!

Anya Jingle

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Beautiful animal portrait. I love it. Consider adding it also to the Reptiles album.
Posted Feb 25, 2007 9:05 pm

Day HikerRe: Wow!

Day Hiker

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Thank you. I added her (?) to the album.
Posted Apr 19, 2007 11:30 am

lucianoBeautiful

luciano

Voted 10/10

Beautiful, beautiful shot. Compliments.
Posted Feb 26, 2007 8:45 am

Day HikerRe: Beautiful

Day Hiker

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Thank you.
Posted Apr 19, 2007 11:30 am

DebOMG!

Deb

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I love this little thing!! Looks very snuggly too.
Posted May 1, 2007 7:34 pm

Day HikerRe: OMG!

Day Hiker

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Yes, snuggly, but she probably didn't feel the same about me. Ironic maybe that something most humans don't find snuggly actually finds us non-snuggly?

I just now recalled something about this lizard. I remember that being able to take these very close pictures put me in a good mood at the time. The rim-to-rim hike can be a little tiring, and I remember being happy that this cool little creature was letting me hold the camera only inches from her. (Maybe the ten-minute rest felt good too.)
Posted May 2, 2007 4:34 am

donhaller3Great

donhaller3

Voted 10/10

It looks much more colorful than its cousins in the northern Great Basin. How did you get that close?
Posted May 10, 2007 1:32 am

Day HikerRe: Great

Day Hiker

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I don't know why she was so cool. Maybe it was because I was able to hold the camera without having my fat head behind it. I used manual focus (digital SLR camera) and used the lens' closest focus distance, which was about 15cm. When I heard the beep of the focus indicator, I knew I had the camera at the correct distance from Senorita Lizard.
Posted May 18, 2007 2:31 pm

Dan Leonhardgreat photo

Dan Leonhard

Voted 10/10

I saw a few of these for my first time in Texas and could not get within 10 feet of them! Great photo!
Posted Sep 3, 2007 12:47 pm

tanyaHe is so.....

tanya

Voted 10/10

Pretty!!! :)
Posted Dec 15, 2007 12:29 pm

Day HikerRe: Looks like

Day Hiker

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Ah, I see what you mean about the sweater. But this is definitely over-dressed for the weather -- 35C and sunny!

Regarding the eye, if he (or she) is contemplating anything, it is how to get rid of this obnoxious 100kg American and his camera!
Posted Dec 19, 2007 10:16 am

MountainfriendGreat!

Mountainfriend

Voted 10/10

Great shot and a beautiful animal!!
Posted Jan 18, 2008 5:02 am

lcarreauGreetings from AZ...

lcarreau

Voted 10/10

Just a factoid. Collared lizards can rise
up and run on their hind legs, which allows
them to run faster. Coupling speed with
large heads and powerful jaws makes them
formidable predators on smaller lizards,
which they will consume without mercy!
Posted Jan 20, 2008 3:39 pm

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Day HikerSubmitted by Day Hiker
on Feb 25, 2007 9:21 am

Image ID: 272932
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Lat/Lon: 36.15862°N / 112.05195°W
Object Title: Collared Lizard

Image Type(s): Wildlife