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Valley of Fire Wildlife

Posted by
Steven (Chicagoland, United States) on 6 October 2011 in Animal & Insect and Portfolio.

Lizard spotted outside the visitor's center of the Valley of Fire state park in Overton, Nevada.

Photo captured June 20, 2011.

NIKON D7000 1/250 second F/8.0 ISO 100 105 mm

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Kala from United States

Fantastic details of its skin. And the tones are terrific too.

6 Oct 2011 5:03am

Roman from Thiersee, Austria

great to see, that you didn't only find rocky animals ;-)
nice details and colors here - well done!

6 Oct 2011 6:29am

Sarito from Basingstoke, United Kingdom

Lovely details.. great shot..

6 Oct 2011 7:22am

tataray from france, France

Ma phobie .. je passe vite..
même s'il est beau ...))

6 Oct 2011 7:44am

Curly from South Shields, United Kingdom

Plenty of good detail on show here Steven, what sort of size was he?

6 Oct 2011 7:45am

@Curly: He was about 18" from head to tail.

Ralf Kesper from Attendorn, Germany

Excellent captured!

6 Oct 2011 9:37am

Stephen from Canberra, Australia

Brilliant macro - I like the hard edge of the rock and the way the lizard takes on some of the terrain's ocre colour.

6 Oct 2011 10:22am

Jason Politte from Conway, AR, United States

Wow, he's beautiful! Fantastic shot showing off his detail and markings Steven - well done!

6 Oct 2011 1:16pm

B. Thomas from Arlington, Texas, United States

Perfect camouflage colors he has to match the rock. Nice capture.

6 Oct 2011 1:19pm

Barbara Kile from Ft. Worth, United States

Great clarity and detail! Great work!

6 Oct 2011 1:20pm

Rick from Toronto, Canada

Wonderful detail. Look at how the lizard picks up the tonality of its surroundings... wow.

6 Oct 2011 2:03pm

klausZ from Kufstein, Austria

great find! really tones-in-tones! aren´t they very shy?

6 Oct 2011 5:30pm

Curly from South Shields, United Kingdom

He's a lot larger than I thought! I guess I've never seen a lizard any larger than about two inches lol.

6 Oct 2011 5:49pm

Loner from Wörgl, Austria

A very nice lizzard !

6 Oct 2011 7:28pm

Ana Lúcia from Leiria, Portugal

´Wonderful capture.

6 Oct 2011 10:50pm

john4jack from Corvallis, Oregon, United States


6 Oct 2011 11:40pm

Elaine Hancock from Rockville, United States

He fits right in with the color of the rock. Wonderful detail!

7 Oct 2011 12:16am

Phil David Morris 2011 from Saskatoon, New York, Canada

The colours hit me like a sun dried brick, incredible feeling to this wonderful photo,
the colour match is so striking, what a beautiful photo.

7 Oct 2011 1:30am

DarkElf from Perth, Australia

fantastic shot! superb focus and sharpness! well spotted!

7 Oct 2011 2:09am

Stefanie from Paris, France

Wow!!! Excellent macro with great light!

7 Oct 2011 7:10am

franz from Baden, Austria

cool capture! i bet you had to be quick with your camera ...

7 Oct 2011 9:14am

Albert from Sweden, living in Hamburg, Germany

Great structures in the wall and the skin of the lizard. Good use of the hard light, making the shadow frame the animal.

7 Oct 2011 11:29am

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

A lovely portrait of this scaly fellow.

7 Oct 2011 4:08pm