Foto

Photographer's Note

Sceloporus magister, also known as the Twin-spotted Spiny Lizard or the Desert Spiny Lizard, is a reptile endemic to the Sonoran Desert in Arizona. Desert Spiny Lizards eat insects and rarely, small plants. Like many desert lizards, Desert Spiny Lizards stay warm by changing their color so they are darker during cool times, which allows them to absorb more heat from the sun, and become lighter during warm times so they reflect more solar radiation (rays). The spiny lizard also uses camouflage so they are not easily seen by predators. Like all desert reptiles, the spiny lizard spends most of the day inactive in burrows. Burrows are much cooler than temperatures on the ground's surface. The males have vivid ventral colorings that easily demarcate them from other species. (From Wikipedia)

geoant68, adores, danos, rodgerg, jhm, ikeharel, BluSimo ha contrassegnato questa nota come utile

Photo Information
  • Copyright: Eleu Tabares (eldancer1) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2844 W: 0 N: 6674] (36343)
  • Genre: Luoghi
  • Medium: Colore
  • Date Taken: 2011-05-28
  • Categories: Natura
  • Esposizione: f/5.6, 1/1600 secondi
  • More Photo Info: view
  • Versione Foto: Versione Originale
  • Date Submitted: 2011-06-15 6:13
Viewed: 6690
Points: 30
Discussions
  • None
Additional Photos by Eleu Tabares (eldancer1) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2844 W: 0 N: 6674] (36343)
View More Pictures
explore TREKEARTH