Category: Lizards

Anolis cristatellus, 18 March 2017

Anolis cristatellus, the Puerto Rican crested anole; Miami-Dade county, Florida (18 March 2017). Check out the aqua coloring on this A. cristatellus! Learn more about this species at iNaturalist.org. Learn more about all-things-Anolis at AnoleAnnals.org.

Anolis distichus, 02 September 2011

Anolis distichus, the Bark anole; Miami-Dade county, Florida (02 September 2011). I always feels like Anolis distichus is in a persistent state of “What next?” They are so hopelessly out-gunned by the other lizards, but they still manage to hold their own. Learn more…

Anolis distichus, 02 September 2011

Anolis distichus, the Bark anole; Miami-Dade county, Florida (02 September 2011). A lovely Bark anole tries to scratch out a living somewhere between the bigger anoles above and the faster anoles below.  Learn more about this species at iNaturalist.org. Learn more about all-things-Anolis at AnoleAnnals.org.

Anolis sagrei, 20 May 2020 (featuring Anolis Fight Club Video!)

Anolis sagrei, the Cuban brown anole; Volusia County, Florida (20 May 2020). Nothing sparks up an otherwise drab day of social distancing as much as two male Cuban brown anoles battling each other for the luxury, prime real estate of broken cinder blocks next to…

Ophisaurus ventralis, 09 May 2020

Ophisaurus ventralis, the Eastern glass lizard; Volusia county, Florida (09 May 2020). I’ve got one more here to post from the salt marsh kayak trip on May 9th, 2020: a glass lizard! I think this is an Eastern glass lizard, though at first I was hopeful…

Scincella lateralis, 05 July 2018

Scincella lateralis, the Ground skink; Alachua county, Florida (05 July 2018). A 60mm macro shot of the ever-tiny Ground skink. Learn more about this species at iNaturalist.org.

Scincella lateralis, 05 July 2018

Scincella lateralis, the Ground skink; Alachua county, Florida (05 July 2018). A reference shot of the diminutive Ground skink in the curious hands of Eric. That’s a small skink to get a smart phone picture with!  Learn more about this species at iNaturalist.org.

Scincella lateralis, 05 July 2018

Scincella lateralis, the Ground skink; Alachua county, Florida (05 July 2018). Ventral tail scaling of the diminutive Ground skink. Learn more about this species at iNaturalist.org.

Anolis carolinensis, 29 April 2020

Anolis carolinensis, the Carolina green anole; Volusia county, Florida (29 April 2020). A fairly slick Carolina green anole hanging out in our backyard.  Learn more about this species at iNaturalist.org.

Anolis sagrei, 29 April 2020

Anolis sagrei, the Cuban brown anole; Volusia county, Florida (29 April 2020). They are Legion. Learn more about this species at iNaturalist.org.

Iggy the Iguana iguana, 29 April 2020

Iguana iguana, the Green iguana (Iggy, our pet iguana); Volusia county, Florida (29 April 2020). Iggy the Iguana joined our family in March of 2017. The little pirate originally hailed from a neighborhood line of shrubs nestled in the South Miami portion of Miami-Dade county….

Scincella lateralis, 05 July 2018

Scincella lateralis, the Ground skink; Alachua county, Florida (05 July 2018). A macro-profile shot of this tiny skink species. There’s a lot of grace-in-design in that tiny little package.  Learn more about this species at iNaturalist.org.

Scincella lateralis, 05 July 2018

Scincella lateralis, the Ground skink; Alachua county, Florida (05 July 2018). The lovely yellow ventral colors of the Ground skink. I dig the switch to white by the neck and head. And just look at those tiny little legs! Learn more about this species…

Scincella lateralis, 05 July 2018

Scincella lateralis, the Ground skink; Alachua county, Florida (05 July 2018). Size reference of the diminutive Ground skink. These tiny skinks are pretty good about scampering about the undergrowth under the radar. We were lucky to catch this one.  Learn more about this species at…

Anolis cybotes, 21 January 2017

Anolis cybotes, the Hispaniolan stout anole; Broward county, Florida (21 January 2017). Body-n-tail reference shot for Anolis cybotes. This was the first day I’d been able to get my hands on these cats (but those aren’t my hands in the picture). It was an incredible…

Anolis cybotes, 21 January 2017

Anolis cybotes, the Hispaniolan stout anole; Broward county, Florida (21 January 2017). A dewlap reference shot of one of several Hispaniolan stout anoles we found on this day. This species is also commonly referenced as the Largehead anole. Learn more about this species at…

Anolis cybotes, 21 January 2017

Anolis cybotes, the Hispaniolan stout anole; Broward county, Florida (21 January 2017). A rowdy, non-native Anolis cybotes decries the Cthulhuian Nikon magic box! Learn more about this species at iNaturalist.org. Learn more about anoles at AnoleAnnals.org.

Anolis carolinensis, 05 July 2018

Anolis carolinensis, the Carolina green anole; Alachua county, Florida (05 July 2018). Another reference shot of this Carolina green’s wickedly-excellent patterning. Learn more about this species at iNaturalist.org. Learn more about anoles at AnoleAnnals.org.

Anolis carolinensis, 05 July 2018

Anolis carolinensis, the Carolina green anole; Alachua county, Florida (05 July 2018). Just check out that cray-cray patterning. The anole seemed healthy and not uber-stressed. It was one hell of a pattern/color game for this little trucker.  Learn more about this species at iNaturalist.org….

Anolis carolinensis, 05 July 2018

Anolis carolinensis, the Carolina green anole; Alachua county, Florida (05 July 2018). Carolina green anoles don’t typically have this much patterning, but, still, there’s nothing particularly unusual about such patterning. This was simply a particularly ornate Carolina green anole sporting some wickedly awesome transitional patterns!…

Anolis equestris, 11 June 2016

Anolis equestris, the Cuban knight anole; Miami-Dade county, Florida (11 June 2016). A 45-degree tilted angle of a fairly robust Cuban knight anole clinging to a tree — as they almost always seem to do. I always feel lucky when I find one low…

Anolis equestris, 11 June 2016

Anolis equestris, the Cuban knight anole; Miami-Dade county, Florida (11 June 2016). Cuban knight anoles sport an amazing array of colors and textures, especially around the eye. I can’t even count the unique combinations of textures and colors are coupled together here. Absolutely phenomenal….

Anolis equestris, 11 June 2016

Anolis equestris, the Cuban knight anole; Miami-Dade county, Florida (11 June 2016). A fantastically devilish Cuban knight anole facing down the magic Nikon box. Not to anthropomorphize anoles, but that little tank has got one seriously wicked and devious expression! Learn more about this…

Anolis garmani, 11 June 2016

Anolis garmani, the Jamaican giant anole; Miami-Dade county, Florida (11 June 2016). A profile shot of a small Jamaican giant anole. This particular individual shifted its coloring from emerald green, to olive-brown, and back to a light, forest green within a minute. An impressive…

Anolis garmani, 11 June 2016

Anolis garmani, the Jamaican giant anole; Miami-Dade county, Florida (11 June 2016). Looking at this in-situ shot of a fairly small giant, one might mistake Anolis garmani as being a native Anolis carolinensis from a distance. When you look closer, however, the differences between…

Anolis garmani, 11 June 2016

Anolis garmani, the Jamaican giant anole; Miami-Dade county, Florida (11 June 2016). Anolis garmani is one of the “holy grail” non-native lizards of south Florida (at least for people such as myself). They only exist in scattered, focused, and limited populations in southeast Florida….

Hemidactylus garnotii, 12 April 2020

Hemidactylus garnotii, the Indo-Pacific gecko; Volusia county, Florida (12 April 2020). Learn more about this species at iNaturalist.org.

Hemidactylus garnotii, 12 April 2020

Hemidactylus garnotii, the Indo-Pacific gecko; Volusia county, Florida (12 April 2020). Learn more about this species at iNaturalist.org.

Hemidactylus garnotii, 12 April 2020

Hemidactylus garnotii, the Indo-Pacific gecko; Volusia county, Florida (12 April 2020). Learn more about this species at iNaturalist.org.

Hemidactylus mabouia, 09 April 2020

Hemidactylus mabouia, the Tropical house gecko; Volusia county, Florida (09 April 2020). Learn more about this species at iNaturalist.org.

Hyla cinerea, 09 April 2020

Hyla cinerea, the American green treefrog; Volusia county, Florida (09 April 2020). Learn more about this species at iNaturalist.org.

Hemidactylus mabouia, 08 April 2020

Hemidactylus mabouia, the Tropical house gecko; Volusia county, Florida (08 April 2020). Learn more about this species at iNaturalist.org.

Anolis carolinensis, 04 April 2020

Anolis carolinensis, the Carolina green anole; Volusia county, Florida (04 April 2020). Learn more about this species at iNaturalist.org. Learn more about anoles at anoleannals.org!

Plestiodon inexpectatus, 06 April 2019

Plestiodon inexpectatus, the Southeastern five-lined skink (presumably); Volusia county, Florida (06 April 2020). Learn more about this species at iNaturalist.org.

Anolis sagrei, 06 April 2020

Anolis sagrei, the Cuban brown anole; Volusia county, Florida (06 April 2020). Learn more about this species at iNaturalist.org. Learn more about anoles at anoleannals.org.

Anolis carolinensis, 04 April 2020

Anolis carolinensis, the Carolina green anole; Volusia county, Florida (04 April 2020). Learn more about this species at iNaturalist.org. Learn more about anoles at anoleannals.org.

Anolis sagrei, 04 April 2020

Anolis sagrei, the Cuban brown anole; Volusia county, Florida (04 April 2020). Learn more about this species at iNaturalist.org. Learn more about anoles at anoleannals.org.

Anolis sagrei, 03 April 2020

Anolis sagrei, the Cuban brown anole; Volusia county, Florida (03 April 2020). Learn more about this species at iNaturalist.org.

Anolis sagrei & Plestiodon inexpectatus, 03 April 2020

Anolis sagrei, the Cuban brown anole, and Plestiodon inexpectatus, the Southeastern five-lined skink; Volusia county, Florida (03 April 2020). Learn more about the Brown Anole and the Southeastern five-lined skink at iNaturalist.org.

Anolis sagrei, 01 April 2020

Anolis sagrei, the Cuban brown anole; Volusia county, Florida (01 April 2020). Learn more about this species at iNaturalist.org. Learn more about anoles at anoleannals.org.

Anolis carolinensis, 01 April 2020

Anolis carolinensis, the Carolina green anole; Volusia county, Florida (01 April 2020). Learn more about this species at iNaturalist.org. Learn more about anoles at anoleannals.org.

Anolis sagrei, 01 April 2020

Anolis sagrei, the Cuban brown anole; Volusia county, Florida (01 April 2020). Learn more about this species at iNaturalist.org. Learn more about anoles at anoleannals.org.

Iguana iguana, 04 August 2017

Iguana iguana, the Green iguana; Monroe county, Florida (04 August 2017). Learn more about this non-native species at iNauralist.org.

Iguana iguana, 04 August 2017

Iguana iguana, the Green iguana; Monroe county, Florida (04 August 2017). Learn more about this non-native species at iNauralist.org.

Iguana iguana, 04 August 2017

Iguana iguana, the Green iguana; Monroe county, Florida (04 August 2017). Learn more about this non-native species at iNauralist.org.

Anolis cristatellus, 02 September 2011

Anolis cristatellus, the Puerto Rican crested anole; Miami-Dade county, Florida (02 September 2011). Learn more about this species at iNaturalist.org. Learn more about anoles at anoleannals.org.

Anolis sagrei, 02 September 2011

Anolis sagrei, the Cuban brown anole; Miami-Dade county, Florida (02 September 2011). Learn more about this species at iNaturalist.org. Learn more about anoles at anoleannals.org.

Anolis carolinensis, 31 July 2011

Anolis carolinensis, the Carolina green anole; Leon county, Florida (31 July 2011). Learn more about this species at iNaturalist.org. Learn more about anoles at anoleannals.org.

Anolis equestris, 11 June 2016

Anolis equestris, the Knight anole; Miami-Dade county, Florida (11 June 2016). Learn more about this species at iNaturalist.org. Learn more about anoles at anoleannals.org.

Anolis equestris, 11 June 2016

Anolis equestris, the Knight anole; Miami-Dade county, Florida (11 June 2016). Learn more about this species at iNaturalist.org. Learn more about anoles at anoleannals.org.