Desert Spiny Lizard ~ Male by Kimberly Chadwick

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Taken in Tucson, Arizona using a Canon Powershot Sx10IS

Desert Spiny Lizard
The stout desert spiny lizards are notoriously bold and feisty – researchers who handle them often report painful bites. Spiny lizards aggressively defend territories and will chase off intruders, even putting on a show towards humans ( as you can see in the picture here).

Smaller adversaries such as other lizards, if unlucky, might be eaten. Spiny’s are omnivorous eating flowers, fruits and leaves as well.

They live in a a wide range of desert habitats, as well as along washes and rivers. Often they will take shelter in the large stick-nests of packrats.

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Comments

  • saseoche
    saseocheover 4 years ago

    Excellent capture!

  • Thank you so much, I appreciate your words!

    – Kimberly Chadwick

  • JeffeeArt4u
    JeffeeArt4uover 4 years ago

    Looks like a big lizard! great shot

  • They are not that big, 8-10 inches, but mostly they remind me of little bull dogs of the reptile world…lol. Thank you So very much!

    – Kimberly Chadwick

  • Kathy Newton
    Kathy Newtonover 4 years ago

    Kimberly, I know he is spiny but I still think he looks cute ! Neat shot !

  • I agree, he is a handsome devil.. Always had a soft spot in my heart for reptiles…….

    – Kimberly Chadwick

  • S .
    S .over 4 years ago

    wow very cool !!!

  • Hey there darlin, thank you very much!

    – Kimberly Chadwick

  • S .
    S .over 4 years ago

    I keep meaning to shoot the big lizards near my place, but i m waiting for this one magic shot with them in front of a certain sign lol
    this guy reminded me of that :)

  • Ray Clarke
    Ray Clarkeover 4 years ago

  • artwhiz47
    artwhiz47over 4 years ago

    What a gorgeous animal! All dressed up, & probably any number of places to go. Great catch, Kimberly.

  • Tis the season and I am pumped! Thank you Sheila!

    – Kimberly Chadwick

  • Trish Meyer
    Trish Meyerover 4 years ago

    He’s a beauty with plenty of attitude!
    Well captured Kimberly.

  • I love their attitude, gives them that bulldog look….lol, thank you !

    – Kimberly Chadwick

  • Gary Kelly
    Gary Kellyover 4 years ago

    And it’s a bloody good job he’s not 20’ long.

  • I would agree Gary….lol.

    – Kimberly Chadwick

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