12th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World
Basilisk lizard with ant

A brown basilisk lizard (Basiliscus vittatus) on a fence post in the garden, interacting with an ant of an unknown species. The ant spent some time sitting on the basilisk's nose; neither party seemed particularly disturbed by the arrangement, and eventually the ant crawled off and went about its business.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 10.2014
Date Uploaded: 10.2014
Photo Location: Punta Gorda, Belize
Camera: Canon EOS 400D DIGITAL
Copyright: © Adam Lloyd