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18th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World
Lord of the flowers

A green anole lizard positions itself on top of an yellow coneflower waiting for an insect to be attracted to the flower. Photo taken in my backyard garden under the shade of a crepe myrtle tree. The lizard has such an expression of content and proud ownership that it seemed to be saying.."I am the lord of this garden".

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 08.2020
Date Uploaded: 09.2020
Photo Location: Columbia, South Carolina, United States of America
Camera: NIKON D500
Copyright: © Himadri Dasgupta