The Lizard

I discovered this tiny and very squiggly lizard when I was covering up our garden furniture for the winter. There are lizards everywhere around here but they are typically no more than three inches long and find homes in the stonework of walls and so on. They pose no threat – indeed, they feed on insects that would otherwise attack our plants, so they’re actually quite a boon.

This particular specimen, no more than an inch and a half long, was especially colourful.

Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Twisted or squiggly

Macro Moments: Week 21 – Claw

While on holiday in Australia a few years ago, I chanced on a lizard soaking up the sun on the back of a bench in the grounds of a hotel in the Hunter Valley. With these talons, there was no way it was about to fall off.

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Nikon D300 with 18-55mm f3.5-5.6 kit lens at 55mm. 1/640 sec at f5.6 ISO 200. Cropped and edited in Lightroom.

Macro Moments Week 21