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13th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World
Collared Lizard resting on a tombstone

Thompson Springs, UT is a ghost town just north of Arches National Park. The remains of the original settlement lie just beyond the tiny graveyard in the sun-washed desert. This collared lizard was the only thing awake at high noon.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 05.2013
Date Uploaded: 11.2015
Photo Location: Thompson Springs, Utah, United States of America
Camera: Canon PowerShot SX260 HS
Copyright: © casey hodnett