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Beast Mates

The following images were not obtained during any sort of camping in forests with severe and/or adverse conditions. They also did not require any serious planning and understanding of animal behavior to demonstrate my dedication as a photographer. I simply went to a place where a collection of these fine creatures have been put together, waited for the pose and clicked. This place is called a ZOO! :)

Western Chuckwalla
The chuckwalla is a medium-sized herbivorous lizard (20 - 40 cm in length) from the family Iguanidae. They inhabit arid areas such as Arizona, Texas and Mexico. The Grand Canyon area is perfect chuckwalla land with lots of rocks and crevices to hide in and bask on
. Harmless to humans, these lizards are known to run from potential threats. When disturbed, the chuckwalla will wedge itself into a tight rock crevice, gulp air, and inflate its body in order to entrench itself. Western chuckwallas are diurnal, meaning they're active during the day.  In the morning, they bask to warm up, then start searching for food. 

Beast Mates

The following images were not obtained during any sort of camping in forests with severe and/or adverse conditions. They also did not require any serious planning and understanding of animal behavior to demonstrate my dedication as a photographer. I simply went to a place where a collection of these fine creatures have been put together, waited for the pose and clicked. This place is called a ZOO! :)

Western Chuckwalla
The chuckwalla is a medium-sized herbivorous lizard (20 - 40 cm in length) from the family Iguanidae. They inhabit arid areas such as Arizona, Texas and Mexico. The Grand Canyon area is perfect chuckwalla land with lots of rocks and crevices to hide in and bask on
. Harmless to humans, these lizards are known to run from potential threats. When disturbed, the chuckwalla will wedge itself into a tight rock crevice, gulp air, and inflate its body in order to entrench itself. Western chuckwallas are diurnal, meaning they're active during the day.  In the morning, they bask to warm up, then start searching for food. 

comments (19)

what a great capture of these two, great mood lighting on them as well
SAVO: Thank you Derek. I was lucky with the light smile
  • JJ
  • United States
  • 21 Jun 2010, 00:31
Superb capture of this pair, the lighting makes this shot
SAVO: Thanks JJ. I am glad you like it
  • Ray
  • Thailand
  • 21 Jun 2010, 00:36
Beautiful critters, SAVO.

Gorgeous photography, too.
SAVO: Cheers Ray. I am still learning to shoot animals properly
  • Ginnie
  • Netherlands
  • 21 Jun 2010, 05:27
Awww. What a sweet sentiment, SAVO. I love that you saw and captured such togetherness...even if it was nothing more than just pure nature at work.
SAVO: Nature is intriguing and these animals have their own characters, whatever they are smile
  • Astrid
  • Netherlands
  • 21 Jun 2010, 05:53
AH, but than, don't we live all in the ZOO....I love the image and there is nothing wrong with 'just' taking pictures of these wonderful animals.
SAVO: I agree,lol. To be fair I do like taking pictures of 'animals' in our own big zoo wink
  • Louis
  • South Africa
  • 21 Jun 2010, 07:06
The Zoo, man you are missing out. At least you did manage to get a great shot.
SAVO: Lol. I will try and invest in camping gear Louis. Thank you smile
A beautiful couple and image
SAVO: Cheers Nigel. they are a fine couple smile
  • vintage
  • Australia
  • 21 Jun 2010, 08:44
I love nature great photo
SAVO: Thank you Vintage
  • Nadiuska
  • United States
  • 21 Jun 2010, 10:19
love the light in this shot Savo..
I have absolutely no knowledge of lizards whatsoever butt....to me these look like the ones I see very often in my backyard in FL.
I must be mistaken haha...
SAVO: I think you may very well be Nadiuska lol. Cheers
lovely picture.
Zoos are great for Photography.
Cheers
Rob
SAVO: I have been converted wink
It is a fine image SAVO, well done.
SAVO: Cheers Brian
I would say this shot shows the warming up part.
SAVO: Haha I like that 'warming up'. Well i watched this fellas for a bit and to be honest they stayed 'warmed up' in this position for a loooong time smile
So well captured Savo..You should be pleased with this one.
SAVO: Yes I am. thanks Ron grin
Bloody hell why can't they do it with the light out ;;;-)

richard
SAVO: Ha ha, that was my initial thought but on closer inspection, it would appear that this is just a 'cuddle' smile
Very well captured Savo, great detail and light smile
SAVO: I am pleased as wel with the light, Linda. Cheers
I love your comment at the top! Still I reckon you have done a good job
SAVO: Thank you kindly Bill. I am pleased with this image
  • zed
  • Australia
  • 21 Jun 2010, 19:52
Just love Zoos Savo, at least the modern ones anyway. This is great
SAVO: I am in the same shoes Tony
What a fantastic capture. The light is superb!
SAVO: Thank you Richard. I am pleased with how I captured the light as well smile
Haha, love it!

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