All photographs copyright (2003-2013) by Kris H. Light

<strong>Bleached Earless Lizard</strong>
<em>Holbrookia maculata ruthveni</em>
White Sands National Monument
Oct. 1, 2008

I nearly missed this little guy, he (or maybe she) was very well camouflaged against the white sand. I wish the brown grass ...
Bleached Earless Lizard
Holbrookia maculata ruthveni
White Sands National Monument
Oct. 1, 2008

I nearly missed this little guy, he (or maybe she) was very well camouflaged against the white sand. I wish the brown grass had not been in the way, but nature is not always perfect! These lizards are endemic to White Sands, a few miles up the valley a darker species of this lizard lives in the black lava fields.

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