Sunday, June 14, 2009

Lizard Love


This is a common lizard of the Southeast, called green anoles by some people and American chameleons by others. Male anoles use a throat fan, or dewlap, to challenge other males. The dewlap is typically bright red. The display of the dewlap is often accompanied by the male lizard doing push-ups and bobbing its head. It's a riot to watch! This fellow was walking around on the rail and in the bushes that frame our deck. I'm assuming he was looking for his lady love.

Here's another shot of him. I can just imagine what he's thinking - "What'cha lookin at, lady??"
The source of my information about the lizard came from this website at the University of Georgia.

3 comments:

self taught artist said...

its unbelievable you took that when his bubble was out. very very very cool!

Jean Baardsen said...

Thanks! My technique is to take so many shots, I'm almost bound to get lucky at least once! And this was the one time....

self taught artist said...

good analogy for everything :)