19th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Mobile
Five-Lined Skink on a North Carolina Trail

This juvenile five-lined skink has a striking coloration. I saw it while hiking with my roommate--a true nature enthusiast--at the Occoneechee Mountain State Natural Area. Blue is an uncommon sight among animals, so this was quite a find!

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 09.2020
Date Uploaded: 11.2021
Photo Location: Hillsborough, North Carolina, United States of America
Camera: Pixel 2 XL
Copyright: © Mohammed Ali