Animals & Critters - JudithSparhawk
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Western Fence Lizard

I'm not too big on photographing reptiles, but I was surprised to see this one with its bright turquoise spots. Researching it, I believe this is a Western Fence Lizard, a species that can be quite varied in its markings, and are fairly common in western deserts. This was seen at Whitewater Canyon Preserve, a desert canyon between Palm Springs and Joshua Tree National Park.