14th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World
Cape skink on Purple Aster Flowers

This cape skink (Trachylepis capensis) is basking in the sun on top of a collection of low growing coastal vegetation, including a variety of succulents and the colourful purple aster flowers.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 11.2015
Date Uploaded: 04.2016
Photo Location: near Cape Town, South Africa
Copyright: © Crispin Cooper