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Creatures of the Light
Photographer: Jeremy La Zelle
Location: Maryland
The Broad-Headed Skink is a lizard endemic to North America. Their snakelike head, darting eyes, and smooth rubbery appearance resemble a small alligator as it rests in the sun atop a fallen tree. Their colors are bright and seemingly venomous, yet these creatures are docile, harmless and represent an important part of the ecosystem. During mating season the males develop an orange-red swollen head that contrasts sharply with a dark jungle backdrop.
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Camera Information: Canon Rebel T3i
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