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Psammodromus algirus (Linnaeus, 1758)

Psammodromus algirus (Linnaeus, 1758)
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Copyright: Hugo Figueiredo (hffigueiredo) Silver Note Writer [C: 0 W: 0 N: 23] (271)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-04-21
Categories: Reptiles
Camera: Nikon D70, Sigma EX 105mm F2.8 DG Macro
Exposure: f/13.0, 1/160 seconds
Details: (Fill) Flash: Yes
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Reptiles - Lizards, Chuckwallas, Agamas & Tegus 2 [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2007-04-23 18:35
Viewed: 4072
Points: 4
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
A fairly small lizard with a long, rather stiff tail. Back and flanks have large overlapping scales that are pointed and keeled; there is no collar. Colouring includes metallic brown back, pale belly, and two pale stripes along each flank.

Very agile and fast, active lizard, usually hunting by day around the base of plants or basking in the sun. Well camouflaged. Males have one or two bright blue spots on each shoulder, and red throat an cheeks in the breeding season.

Found in dense bushy vegetation, dense oak and pine woods, among gorse and heather, across Iberia and in small part of southern France. Also in northwest Africa. It squeaks and may bite if handled.

In Pocket Reference Guides - Reptiles & Amphibians

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  • arfer Gold Star Critiquer [C: 2731 W: 0 N: 0] (0)
  • [2007-04-23 23:32]

Hello Hugo

A very well focused sharp image.The details are excellent.The skin textures and colours are super.Very nice eye contact wit good catch light.Very good DOF and low POV.TFS


Hi, i found this picture is so alive so one will think the skink will jump outside :), I really love the detail of its scale and good lights effect

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