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Sierra Fence Lizard (male)

Sceloporus occidentalis


The strenous hike up the mountain was worth the sweat when we started finding these beautiful male fence lizards making their push-ups, jumping around and showing us their beautiful blue throats and bellies.


Up the mountain past Hotel Creek Trail, near Cedar Grove. Kings Canyon, CA.

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The MnMs
The MnMs 2 years ago

Thank you PN team! :-)

LisaPowers 2 years ago

Congrats Marta, your regal Sierra Fence Lizard has made the top 10 reptile spottings in the '2015 Best Wildlife Photo' mission! Rangers are voting on the top 10 reptile spottings, and the top 3 will be announced on February 8th. The top 3 spottings will be commented on here on the site, but make sure you keep a look out on our Facebook app page for the announcement as well! Congratulations on making the top 10!

Narjess 3 years ago

Fantastic spotting!

The MnMs
The MnMs 3 years ago

Thanks Mark and the others ;-)

Mark Ridgway
Mark Ridgway 3 years ago

Wonderful series.

The MnMs
The MnMs 3 years ago

Hi Antonio,
many thanks! The spotting was made in 2014. Is it OK to add it to 2015? I will but if is better to place it in the 2014 let me know :-)

Beautiful find Marta,congrats and thanks for sharing.
Please consider adding this spotting to the 2015 Best Wildlife photo mission:

Bhagya Herath
Bhagya Herath 3 years ago


Roy Arun
Roy Arun 3 years ago



James McNair
James McNair 3 years ago

Extraordinary spotting Marta, that blue is quite magnificent!

134330 3 years ago

What a blue chin! Absolutely gorgeous

California, USA

Lat: 36.80, Long: -118.67

Spotted on Sep 22, 2014
Submitted on Jan 19, 2015

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