A global citizen science platform
to discover, share and identify wildlife
These blue chinned/necked lizards are everywhere, most likely happy to be so high above civilization at around 8,000 feet elevation. This one just happened to be curious enough to sit still for a shot or two. Males usually have a distinct blue coloring on the belly and sides while females either have a fainter coloring or none at all.
Quickly retreating into clusters of rocks and onto the trunks of trees when a nearby noise spooks them. If not, they enjoy basking in the sun in peace.
Easily over a hundred were seen speeding in all directions over the course of one of the many trails that begin at Madera Canyon