Sunday, 13 February 2011

Macro Monday : Galapagos Lizard

I seem to have found a little downtime this week, between marking, writing lectures and hanging doors.

So, here is a cute little guy from the Galapagos - not one of the more famous marine or land iguanas, but just one of the many little lizards that dance around your feet as you rock hop your way amongst the pitted and gnarled volcanic rocks. They nod a greeting as you leap gracefully by and smile a little as you topple off your intended rocky target, about as graceful as a hippo in a tutu. Oh well, you get a better look at their multitude of colours at ground level.


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10 comments:

LauraX said...

awesome lizard...what an amazing pattern on his/her skin!

joco said...

Like your Galapagos little baby dragon.
Can you imagine those 100 times the size?
BTW, what has happened to Macro Monday?
It's my bedtime, so I'll just have to leave it for today.

John S. Mead said...

Nice to discover your blog through Macro Monday! As a biology teacher I am dying to make it to the Galapagos Islands one day! Thanks for sharing!

Annelie said...

Amazingly Cool macro

Nikki . said...

Wow... cool lizard... great photo...

EG Wow said...

Great camouflage! Happy Valentine's Day!

Baino said...

Oops been a crappy visitor lately but good to see your photography up and at 'em. It's not dissimilar to the Eastern Skinks slithering under my couch on a hot day.

Kala said...

Fabulous details of the skin! Great shot.

lisaschaos said...

He is a cutie!!

Carolina said...

It's a beautiful lizard, but I can only see a hippo in a tutu. Weird ;-)