A global community of nature enthusiasts
photographing and learning about wildlife
A very young Five-lined Skink. At this stage they have not fully developed the namesake lines completely. As they reach adulthood they lose much of their bright coloration, including the blue tails.
A nature preserve in southern Florida.
Many people call these blue-tail skinks, but that is actually a genus found in Australia unrelated to the new world species.
Spotted on Jun 4, 2012
Submitted on Sep 30, 2014