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14th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World
A Common Basilisk in Costa Rica

In the middle of a sunny day with harsh light, I struggled to find wildlife that was in a good position to photograph. I came across this lizard who was in a shaded area by a pond and the light was almost magical. This is a Common Basilisk Lizard who is also known as the Jesus Christ Lizard for their ability to "walk on water".

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 11.2015
Date Uploaded: 11.2016
Photo Location: Sarapiqui, Costa Rica
Camera: Canon EOS-1D X
Copyright: © Megan Lorenz