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14th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World
Chuckwalla in the Creosote

Mojave Desert Chuckwalla scoping out his new surroundings. This fella' appeared in my backyard out of now and nearly scared me to death! He took a cool dive into the pool before we scrambled to scoop him out, after he sunk to the bottom, and into a box and put him back into the desert.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 05.2016
Date Uploaded: 06.2016
Photo Location: Barstow, California, United States of America
Camera: NX3000
Copyright: © Ashly Dishmon