Archive for the ‘Lizard’ Tag

Capturing The Moment — Eastern Collared Lizard   2 comments

Esperero Trail Wildflowers Spring 2013Eastern Collared Lizard — Image by kenne

Another sign of spring in the desert are our reptile friends, most scurrying about making it difficult to photograph. But not the eastern collared lizard (Crotaphytus collaris), who like to pose for you on a nearby rock. I have other photos of the lizard from earlier springs, and could have easily used one of them, but this image was taken a week ago.

Welcome back, my friend — it is spring time in the Sonoran desert.


Capturing The Moment — “I’ve Got Friends In Low Places”   1 comment

“I see you!” — Desert Spiny Lizard 

. . . spent some time in Sabino Canyon this morning. I captured images of several lizards, but sometimes I find it difficult to identify these guys — example: the top photo and the one below are both od desert spiny lizards, however, the angle of the sun and environment around the lizard causes different coloring; at least to this observer.

Desert Spiny Lizard

Images by kenne


Capturing The Moment — Greater Short-Horned Lizard   2 comments

Greater Short-horned Lizard On Mt. Lemmon, Arizona — Images by kenne

Capturing The Moment — Desert Spiny Lizard   4 comments

Desert Spiny Lizard — Image by kenne

This past Saturday I was leaving my car in the Sabino Canyon Center parking lot when I ran into Debbie and Jerry. They were there for the Saturday morning Lizard Walk —

“Are you going on the Lizard Walk,” Debbie asked. 

“No, I’m not into lizards,” I replied. 

I was at Sabino Canyon for a morning walk and to photo whatever I might run across, like Desert Ground Squirrels, Tarantula Hawks, butterflies, Copper’s Hawks, lizards, etc. 

But, wouldn’t you know it, the above Desert Spiny Lizard got by attention.

Okay, so I don’t dislike lizards, there just not my thing — unless I can get a good photo!


Capturing The Moment — Bluntnose Lizard On A Rock   Leave a comment

Bluntnose Lizard On A Rock — Image by kenne

Can I Pose For You?   3 comments

Eastern Collared Lizard — Images by kenne

The Eastern Collared Lizard is a beautiful lizard — the most beautiful in southern Arizona.
This lizard was first spotted in the brush along the Douglas Springs Trail,
then climbed up on a near-by rock to pose for me.

— kenne

A Morning Promenade At Hutch’s Pool   1 comment

Ornate Tree Lizard — Images by kenne

Nothing like a lizard promenade on a cool sunny morning. These two guys were soaking in the sun on trees near Hutch’s Pool in Sabino Canyon (11/18/11) — a promenade in the morning!

“The sun lay like a friendly arm across her shoulder.”

— Margorie Kinnan Rawlings, South Moon Under


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