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Zebra Tailed Lizard perching himself upright on a rock in the Arizona desert. During the hottest times of day, lizards may stand alternately on two legs. They can even run on their hind legs for short distances. Zebra-tailed lizards are the fastest lizards in the desert.

Canon 20D & Canon 70-300mm IS @300mm; 1/320 sec; f/6.3; iso 200.
Best viewed large.


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  • Magnum1975
    Magnum1975over 4 years ago

    Great shot.

  • Thank you, Magnum.

    – Daniel J. McCauley IV

  • Gayle Shaw
    Gayle Shawover 4 years ago

    He’s gorgeous, great shot, he looks like he is a character.

  • Much appreciated, Gayle : ) He was quite a character when it came to getting a shot of him… took me weeks!

    – Daniel J. McCauley IV

  • Vicki Pelham
    Vicki Pelhamover 4 years ago

    Awesome capture Daniel!!!

  • Thank you kindly, Vicki!

    – Daniel J. McCauley IV

  • Lori Peters
    Lori Petersover 4 years ago

    I would love to see one of these running on its back legs. What fascinating creatures live in the desert. A beautifully detailed picture. x

  • Yeah, that would be cool to see! Thank you very much, Lori :-)

    – Daniel J. McCauley IV

  • Gregory Ewanowich
    Gregory Ewanowichover 4 years ago

    Great capture! It is truly amazing what can live in the desert and survive the harsh conditions.

  • Thanks, Gregory! Very true, the desert is full of amazing critters!

    – Daniel J. McCauley IV

  • nadine henley
    nadine henleyover 4 years ago

    fantastic shot – especially Large – looks like he’s posing for you and those long fingers! a born piano player!

  • lol… Yeah, they really have some long fingers. Thank you kindly, Nadine : )

    – Daniel J. McCauley IV

  • Rosalie Scanlon
    Rosalie Scanlonover 4 years ago

    Wonderful capture, he is so cute.

  • Very much appreciated, Rosalie.

    – Daniel J. McCauley IV

  • Kim  Magee
    Kim Mageeover 4 years ago

    fantastic daniel well worth the wait
    cheers kim

  • Thank you very much, Kim!

    – Daniel J. McCauley IV

  • rasnidreamer
    rasnidreamerover 4 years ago

    Oh my goodness!! What a perfect capture of this little cutie! I know how quick they can be!! XXSUEXX

  • Thank you kindly, Sue : )

    – Daniel J. McCauley IV

  • Ainsley Kellar Creations
    Ainsley Kellar...over 4 years ago

    Wonderful capture!

  • Very much appreciated, Ainsley!

    – Daniel J. McCauley IV

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