Category: Lizards

Anolis distichus, 02 September 2011

Anolis distichus, the Bark anole; Miami-Dade county, Florida (02 September 2011). Scratching out a living between the trunk-crown and trunk-ground anoles. 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). Know a mentat by his red-stained lips, and know a distichus by his key lime yellow dewlap. 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). The hardest non-native anole species for me to catch. These little rockets are quick, quick, quick. Learn more about this species at iNaturalist.org. Learn more about all-things-Anolis at AnoleAnnals.org.

Anolis chlorocyanus, 21 January 2017

Anolis chlorocyanus, the Hispaniolan green anole; Broward county, Florida (21 January 2017). A long and slender profile. Learn more about this species at iNaturalist.org.

Anolis chlorocyanus, 21 January 2017

Anolis chlorocyanus, the Hispaniolan green anole; Broward county, Florida (21 January 2017). A bit of a body reference shot. Check out the patterning on the tail. Learn more about this species at iNaturalist.org.

Anolis chlorocyanus, 21 January 2017

Anolis chlorocyanus, the Hispaniolan green anole; Broward county, Florida (21 January 2017). I’m in dire need of a return trip to south Florida to find more of chlorocyanus. Learn more about this species at iNaturalist.org.

Anolis cybotes, 21 January 2017

Anolis cybotes, the Hispaniolan stout anole; Broward county, Florida (21 January 2017). I never tire of Anolis texture. Little dragons of excellence.  Learn more about this species at iNaturalist.org.

Anolis cybotes, 21 January 2017

Anolis cybotes, the Hispaniolan stout anole; Broward county, Florida (21 January 2017). A dewlap reference shot of A. cybotes. Learn more about this species at iNaturalist.org.

Anolis cybotes, 21 January 2017

Anolis cybotes, the Hispaniolan stout anole; Broward county, Florida (21 January 2017). Non-native to the United States and only in limited areas of south Florida. Learn more about this species at iNaturalist.org.

Sceloporus undulatus undulatus, 17 May 2009

Sceloporus undulatus undulatus, the Eastern fence lizard; Columbia county, Florida (17 May 2009). A full body shot of our little armored undulatus.  Learn more about this species at iNaturalist.org.

Sceloporus undulatus undulatus, 17 May 2009

Sceloporus undulatus undulatus, the Eastern fence lizard; Columbia county, Florida (17 May 2009). Just a splash of neck action on this one. Learn more about this species at iNaturalist.org.

Sceloporus undulatus undulatus, 17 May 2009

Sceloporus undulatus undulatus, the Southern fence lizard; Columbia county, Florida (17 May 2009). I don’t see nearly enough of these in my home territory of coastal Volusia. Learn more about this species at iNaturalist.org.

Iguana iguana, 09 July 2011

Iguana iguana, the Green iguana; Monroe county, Florida (09 July 2011). Some folks may be surprised by how well the big ones can climb. And fast! So, so fast! Learn more about this species at iNaturalist.org.

Iguana iguana, 10 July 2011

Iguana iguana, the Green iguana; Monroe county, Florida (10 July 2011). This is my spirit animal, my patronus. Learn more about this species at iNaturalist.org.

Iguana iguana, 10 July 2011

Iguana iguana, the Green iguana; Monroe county, Florida (10 July 2011). A juvenile Green iguana starting its mortal journey in the Florida Keys. What fortune! Learn more about this species at iNaturalist.org.

Leiocephalus carinatus, 12 June 2016

Leiocephalus carinatus, the Northern curlytail lizard; Palm Beach county, Florida (12 June 2016). What a fantastic mug, right? Learn more about this species at iNaturalist.org.

Leiocephalus carinatus, 12 June 2016

Leiocephalus carinatus, the Northern curlytail lizard; Palm Beach county, Florida (12 June 2016). A little curly-tail tail shot of curlyness. Learn more about this species at iNaturalist.org.

Leiocephalus carinatus, 12 June 2016

Leiocephalus carinatus, the Northern curlytail lizard; Palm Beach county, Florida (12 June 2016). A non-native species gradually making its way north along Florida’s east coast. Learn more about this species at iNaturalist.org.

Iguana iguana, 18 May 2017

Iguana iguana, the Green iguana; Miami-Dade county, Florida (18 March 2017). Profile of a much-younger Iggy back on Day 01.A stark contrast from the Iggy-of-2020. Learn more about this species at iNaturalist.org.

Iguana iguana, 18 May 2017

Iguana iguana, the Green iguana; Miami-Dade county, Florida (18 March 2017). Textures and colors. Two things the Green iguana has no shortage of. Just check out all those textures and colors. Learn more about this species at iNaturalist.org.

Iguana iguana, 18 May 2017

Iguana iguana, the Green iguana; Miami-Dade county, Florida (18 March 2017). Feeling blue? Then let your eyes soak up some green! This is how we first found Iggy, our now-captive Green iguana, in south Florida. Such an emerald kid! Learn more about this species at…

Sceloporus woodi, 09 June 2017

Sceloporus woodi, the Florida scrub lizard; Martin county, Florida (09 June 2017). Another angled shot of a Florida scrub lizard clinging to a tree. I wish we had these in coastal Volusia County, but I only see them in Ocala National Forest (Central Florida interior) and in…

Sceloporus woodi, 09 June 2017

Sceloporus woodi, the Florida scrub lizard; Martin county, Florida (09 June 2017). This image is rotated 90 degrees; the lizard is clinging to a burn-crusted Slash pine. Learn more about this species at iNaturalist.org.

Sceloporus woodi, 09 June 2017

Sceloporus woodi, the Florida scrub lizard; Martin county, Florida (09 June 2017). The fantastic and visually dynamic Florida scrub lizard. Learn more about this species at iNaturalist.org.

Hemidactylus turcicus, 24 May 2012

Hemidactylus turcicus, the Mediterranean gecko; Lake county, Florida (24 May 2012). I little over-saturation on this photo to show the contrasting yellows and blues.  Learn more about this species at iNaturalist.org.  

Hemidactylus turcicus, 24 May 2012

Hemidactylus turcicus, the Mediterranean gecko; Lake county, Florida (24 May 2012). The inevitable in situ screen shot. heh. If I had a nickel for every gecko I’ve seen scampering about screen mesh in Florida… Learn more about this species at iNaturalist.org.

Hemidactylus turcicus, 24 May 2012

Hemidactylus turcicus, the Mediterranean gecko; Lake county, Florida (24 May 2012). A fairly smallish-but-not-tiny (by their standards) Mediterranean gecko. Learn more about this species at iNaturalist.org.

Aspidoscelis sexlineatus sexlineatus, 29 April 2013

Aspidoscelis sexlineatus sexlineatus, the Eastern six-lined racerunner; Hamilton county, Florida (29 April 2013). One more shot of this incredible racerunner. Not including the subspecies I used to see in Oklahoma, this is the boldest and brightest racerunner I’ve been able to photograph.  Learn more…

Aspidoscelis sexlineatus sexlineatus, 29 April 2013

Aspidoscelis sexlineatus sexlineatus, the Eastern six-lined racerunner; Hamilton county, Florida (29 April 2013). Racerunners are simply not easy to catch by hand. They earn their name well because, man, they are quick to race away. I’m grateful I was able to creep somewhat close to this…

Aspidoscelis sexlineatus sexlineatus, 29 April 2013

Aspidoscelis sexlineatus sexlineatus, the Eastern six-lined racerunner; Hamilton county, Florida (29 April 2013). With blue on my mind, here’s a freakishly bright Eastern six-lined racerunner. Learn more about this species at iNaturalist.org.

Anolis cristatellus, 18 March 2017

Anolis cristatellus, the Puerto Rican crested anole; Miami-Dade county, Florida (18 March 2017). Eric snags his mobile reference shot. This anole was incredibly tolerant of our presence. Learn more about this species at iNaturalist.org. Learn more about all-things-Anolis at AnoleAnnals.org.

Anolis cristatellus, 18 March 2017

Anolis cristatellus, the Puerto Rican crested anole; Miami-Dade county, Florida (18 March 2017). That is one hell of a tail. Learn more about this species at iNaturalist.org. Learn more about all-things-Anolis at AnoleAnnals.org.

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.