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  • Xopher Premium user United States (Private)
    1 year 3 months ago
    Desert Spiny Lizard
    This would be the female version of the other lizard you commented on from the Botanical Gardens. I think this was actually taken along the Rillito River. I remember crawling up and peering over the top of the rock to meat her. lol Thanks again.
  • Wendibee Premium user Australia (Private)
    1 year 3 months ago
    Desert Spiny Lizard
    Fabulous closeup!  Was he aware of your presence?  I like your perspective and how you managed to capture the colour on his neck and body.
    • Xopher Premium user United States (Private)
      1 year 3 months ago
      This particular spiny lizard lived at the Tucson Botanical Gardens so in all fairness, he was probably a little used to curious people.  However, it seems most lizards will attempt to  freeze and blend into their surroundings as part of their defensive repetoire. I've found that if you don't make any sudden moves you can get pretty close. Within inches sometimes. Breeding males will even agressively display defending their territory. Perhaps they see their reflection in the lense...This lizard was on a small rock. I was rolling around in the dirt . lol  Vivid colors on the neck indicate that he was a breeding male. Thank you so much.
  • JoMill Premium user United States (Private)
    1 year 4 months ago
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    Postcards from the black lagoon
    • Xopher Premium user United States (Private)
      1 year 4 months ago
      Greater Earless Lizard  (Cophosaurus texanus). One of the more common lizards found in the mountain foothills around Tucson. This one was photographed in the Rincon Mountain foothills at around 2000 feet above sea level. The colors are much more brilliant in the spring mating season. They bask in the morning sun and head back to the rocky crevices when surface temps reach about 115 degerees F. The best time to photograph them is early in the morning about an hour after sunrise when they are still a bit cold and sluggish.
  • (Anonymously) (Private)
    1 year 4 months ago
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    vxxq


  • Bryan-H Premium user United States (Private)
    1 year 9 months ago
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    Very Cool... except for the tube looking thing.  What is that? A Christmas light bulb maybe?
    • Xopher Premium user United States (Private)
      1 year 9 months ago
      Christmas light for sure. Would have been easy to clone it out but, it's nice as a size reference. I have been photographing lizards at the Tucson Botanical Gardens fro five years now. I lie to keep track of the comings, goings etc.. of individuals. Point well taken though.
  • (Anonymously) (Private)
    2 years 1 month ago
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    Did this guy know you????  Looks like he's happy to see you.  Love it!
    • Mom (Private)
      2 years 1 month ago
      Woops - that comment was from me : ) 
  • Frostpictures Russia (Private)
    2 years 2 months ago
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    Мне нравится. !!!
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