Chuckwalla

Chuckwalla in the Valley of Fire State Park, Nevada, by Anne McKinnell

While I was roaming around the Valley of Fire State Park in Nevada, trying to get a new perspective on Fire Wave, I ran across this rather large lizard! I had no idea what it was when I photographed her, but she's a Chuckwalla! I've never heard of a Chuckwalla before. It turns out they are a stocky wide-bodied lizard with a flattened midsection and prominent belly about … [Read more...]

Lizard in Zion National Park

Lizard, Zion National Park, Utah

Do you ever dream of basking in the sun with towering sandstone cliffs on one side of you and a rushing river on the other? If you do, you might find this lizard is your neighbour: Please click the image to view a larger version. I'm not sure what kind of lizard he is. But I really liked the contrast in texture between his skin and the sandstone rock. I made both … [Read more...]