Sally D’s Mobile Photography Challenge: Nature – a baby blue tongue

Sally D’s Mobile Photography Challenge has Nature as the theme for this week, as it’s the first Monday of the month.

I caught this little baby relaxing in the sun today and was able to get close enough to capture his glorious textured skin and cute little legs. I used my iPhone and then edited a little for clarity purposes.

He’s a baby blue tongue lizard (or skink) and lives in the garden. We see them from time to time and they don’t cause us any trouble. They eat the snails (and the cat’s food) and other insects.  They aren’t dangerous to humans but their bite would leave you with a nasty bruise as they tend to latch on and not let go.  They have a vivid blue tongue and use bluff when faced with a predator, by flattening out their body to make them look bigger and then hissing loudly, sticking out their blue tongue.

I love the fact that it is almost prehistoric looking and just so beautiful!


I’d love to hear what you think of my baby!

Deb 🙂

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  1. How fabulous to have such a glorious feature nearby…the arms and claws have a graphic character that intrigues. Thanks for the burst of wildlife. Happy Photo Challenge.

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  2. Wow! At first I thought it was a snake! Lizard is much better! So cool!

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  3. Lovely photo. I’m getting to like these creatures having seen them up close at a country show. Not yet so sure about snakes though.

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  4. That’s very cool. It’s what I love about blogging…we all get to see things we’d never see otherwise!

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  5. He reminded me of a snake at first glance, too. Great colors on this guy!


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