19th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World
Macro Scale

The scales of a desert spiny lizard male can demonstrate its viability as a potential breeding partner and defender of territory. This handsome male appeared to have those qualities in spades!

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 04.2020
Date Uploaded: 11.2021
Photo Location: Tucson, Arizona, United States of America
Camera: NIKON D850
Copyright: © Scott Trageser