Saturday, June 12, 2010

Chuckawalla

Look at the photo of this interesting lizard.

This is a chuckawalla lizard and they live in the Southwestern desert.

They can swell their bodies up with air to block themselves into tight locations so that predators cannot pull them out.

I like the angle and perspective of this lizard. He certainly looks prehistoric.

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14 comments:

brattcat said...

And you must not have alarmed him because he's neither puffed up nor in a corner. Nice shot.

Leif Hagen said...

I think that lizard better consider Mary Kay cosmetics!

Sharon said...

He doesn't look particularly happy about being photographed.

desertsandbeyond said...

We have chuckawalla lizards here in our desert, too! I've never been able to get that close to one. Nice photo!

SRQ said...

I really like the varying hues. How kind of him to pose for you.

Tash said...

Better than any National Geo photo of the critter. Superb. Love the color and that it shows how he/she/it blends into the surroundings (without blending in).

Dave-CostaRicaDailyPhoto.com said...

Next time I look in a full length mirror and feel that I am larger than I used to be and should be, I will think to myself, "I am just a little bit like a chuckawalla and am puffing myself up so that some big monster will have a harder time pulling me out of a tight spot.

Sashindoubutsu said...

The lizard knows how to pose in front of the camera ;-)

PAK said...

I like lizards. Especially, on the photo :)

Rob and Mandy said...

I suppose his mates cl him Chuck.

Luis Gomez said...

What a great looking lizard. Great capture!

Betty Manousos:cutand-dry.blogspot.com said...

I can almost feel the warmness of that day! He looks friendly!?
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Lois said...

Wow, what a great shot Julie! He looks a little intimidating to me.

sebi_2569 said...

very nice photo;bravo

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