A Small Green Lizard

I believe this small green lizard is a Carolina Anole. As you can tell, in comparison to the blooms on the Rhododendron bush, he is tiny. Jennifer and I came across him a few years back while visiting the Atlanta Botanical Gardens. If you haven’t ever been, the grounds of the gardens are stunning. There…

Puerto Rican Iguana

Most of the Iguanas we saw while in Puerto Rico were camera shy, but this guy seemed to pose for the camera. He came running up to my wife and I in a small field just above the cliffs, and hung out with us for a while. He then proceeded to the cliffside and started…

The Lizard King

This Collared Lizard is a resident in the Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park in Colorado. The Collared Lizard is an inquisitive species. They appear to enjoy having their pictures taken and can often be found sun bathing on rocks in the western states.

Castle’s Dragon

Every good castle needs a dragon. Albeit, this is a bit of a small dragon. Hey, every boy can dream about castles and dragons, right? This picturesque iguana is a resident of the ocean cliff walls in Puerto Rico. This is a stunning location. The rampart in the background is Castillo de San Cristobal, which…

Hot Feet

This lizard appears to be trying to keep his body away from this rock, and for good reason. It was a very hot day in Colorado National Monument. I can only imagine how much this stone was sizzling. I find all forms of life to be fascinating. It is interesting to me to see this…

Sticking Your Neck Out

I found this rather alert tortoise at the Denver Aquarium. If anyone knows what kind it is please let me know as I did extensive research and couldn’t come up with a definitive answer. I guess I need to plan another trip to the aquarium to find out. As aquariums go the Denver one in…

Resident of Ruin

I found this Iguana sunbathing on top of a rock wall in the ancient Mayan city of Uxmal, Mexico. He seemed undisturbed by the crowds of tourists passing by on the trails underneath his perch.

Cliff Dweller

This iguana might be the most social creature my wife and I have ever come across in our travels. We were exploring the Castillo de San Cristobal in Puerto Rico when we came across several iguanas milling around the fort. All the other lizards kept their distance from us when we tried to approach them, but…

Collared Colorado

I found this colorful Collared Lizard while hiking in Colorado National Monument. I’ve spotted this species a few times and they always seem as interested in me as I am in them.  When approached, most other species of lizards will scurry away quickly, but this lizard stands his ground almost daring me to encroach on his territory. They are one…

Blended

I found this well camouflaged lizard at the Banteay Srei temple in Cambodia.

Yellowstone Garter

This is a relatively common and harmless Garter snake. However, when you are sitting on a log and eating lunch, after having hiked for the entire morning, this isn’t what you want to find sitting next to you, which is what happened to me while on a day-hike to Osprey Falls in Yellowstone National Park. Although…

Toad Stone

I found this little guy on the old abandoned road to Lone Star Geyser in Yellowstone National Park. This image was shot using a fairly wide-angle lens. How close this looks is how close I actually was. The toad didn’t seem too concerned with my being up in his face. I wasn’t totally sure he was…