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17th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World
Basilisk Lizard

While eating lunch near the border of Costa Rica and Nicaragua I noticed this Basilisk lizard watching from a nearby tree. It's also called the Jesus Christ Lizard because of its ability to run across a water's surface. I later saw this for myself while boating on a nearby river.

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Date Taken: 04.2018
Date Uploaded: 11.2019
Camera: NIKON D500
Copyright: © Peter Blanchard