This is a great picture. Where did you take it? It looks like it may be a granite spiny lizard... but I'm not sure.
Hey thanks for the complement, I found this guy in the San Jacinto Wilderness. He was a fat one.
in AZ; 'bout the same size. My
wife tried to take a picture, but
(of course) the lizard suddenly
became 'camera-shy' and moved to
safer ground at the final second.