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Eastern Fence Lizard

Sceloporus undulatus


The throat of this male fence lizard is a deep, iridescent blue bordered with black, a typical color pattern for males during breeding season. During courtship, the male will approach a female while bobbing its head and performing pushups!


Spotted on a gravel path near a marsh habitat. Typically fence lizards live in open forests or along the edges of woods and fields and on rocky glades. Fences, firewood piles, old lumber piles, rock piles and railroad ties are utilized by this species.

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Ihazapughappy 7 years ago

What an amazing lizard!

So much color on the eastern species. Great job capturing it!

Smith Zoo
Smith Zoo 7 years ago

Love the blue in the neck - pic 2 stunning!

NeilDazet 9 years ago

Thanks Luis!

LuisStevens 9 years ago

Great series Neil

NeilDazet 9 years ago

Thank you, Yasser.

Yasser 9 years ago

Great snaps of a beautiful little lizard!

NeilDazet 9 years ago

Here is a funny YouTube video showing a fence lizard doing pushups!

CarolSnowMilne 9 years ago

Wow, what a find. That blue is the blue for my new Ford Mustang. HA! I love it!

NeilDazet 9 years ago

Thanks Mary!

MaryEvans2 9 years ago

Beautiful spot and photo series.

NeilDazet 9 years ago

Thank you Karen! I had a hard time deciding on which photo to use as the main photo, because I really like that 2nd one too where the blurred background makes it look like a studio portrait. :)

KarenL 9 years ago

Beautiful Neil!

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Illinois, USA

Spotted on Jun 10, 2012
Submitted on Jun 11, 2012

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