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

During these times of social distancing, I find myself wandering about a lot with camera in hand just to see what I might find. And here was this male collared lizard sunning itself on a pile of rocks. Although it saw me approaching, I was distant enough to keep from scaring it off. I really like its greenish-blue color with mottled patches of rust and yellow.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 08.2020
Date Uploaded: 11.2020
Photo Location: Sand Springs, Oklahoma, United States of America
Camera: PENTAX K-3
Copyright: © Evan O'Bannon