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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Azra - Feb 25, 2007 7:09 pm - Voted 10/10

Beautiful photo...

And he/she's beautiful!!!!!
Thanks for post!


Azra - Apr 19, 2007 1:05 pm - Voted 10/10

Re: Beautiful photo...

Pusa za tebe!

Anya Jingle

Anya Jingle - Feb 25, 2007 9:05 pm - Voted 10/10


Beautiful animal portrait. I love it. Consider adding it also to the Reptiles album.

Day Hiker

Day Hiker - Apr 19, 2007 11:30 am - Hasn't voted

Re: Wow!

Thank you. I added her (?) to the album.


luciano - Feb 26, 2007 8:45 am - Voted 10/10


Beautiful, beautiful shot. Compliments.

Day Hiker

Day Hiker - Apr 19, 2007 11:30 am - Hasn't voted

Re: Beautiful

Thank you.


Deb - May 1, 2007 7:34 pm - Voted 10/10


I love this little thing!! Looks very snuggly too.

Day Hiker

Day Hiker - May 2, 2007 4:34 am - Hasn't voted

Re: OMG!

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.)


donhaller3 - May 10, 2007 1:32 am - Voted 10/10


It looks much more colorful than its cousins in the northern Great Basin. How did you get that close?

Day Hiker

Day Hiker - May 18, 2007 2:31 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: Great

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.

Dan Leonhard

Dan Leonhard - Sep 3, 2007 12:47 pm - Voted 10/10

great photo

I saw a few of these for my first time in Texas and could not get within 10 feet of them! Great photo!


tanya - Dec 15, 2007 12:29 pm - Voted 10/10

He is so.....

Pretty!!! :)

Day Hiker

Day Hiker - Dec 19, 2007 10:16 am - Hasn't voted

Re: Looks like

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!


Mountainfriend - Jan 18, 2008 5:02 am - Voted 10/10


Great shot and a beautiful animal!!


lcarreau - Jan 20, 2008 3:39 pm - Voted 10/10

Greetings from AZ...

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!

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