Can You Spot the Lizards Camouflaged in These Photos?

Can You Spot the Lizards Camouflaged in These Photos?

The push-up king

A hatchling eastern fence lizard sitting camouflaged on a rotten log in the sun lightM Huston/Shutterstock

You could easily pick up this eastern fence lizard while gathering firewood and not even notice it. They like to make their home in grasslands, shrublands, and woodlands, but favor areas with trees. According to the National Wildlife Federation, they hang out during the day on fence posts, rocks, stumps, and, of course, trees. Things get interesting when another male lizard tries to sneak into the picture. The eastern fence lizard will do push-ups or bob its head to defend its territory. After basking in the sun and a grueling round of push-ups, it crawls under a rock to sleep for the night.

Lovable lizard

Common Leopard GeckoZaruba Ondrej/shutterstock

The irregular spots on the yellow body of the leopard gecko make it easier to spot here, but if you weren't standing so close the irregularity of the spots would help the lizard blend into the uneven patterns of the rock. According to the San Diego Zoo, these charming little lizards can be found in a variety of colors, patterns, and sizes and are one of the most commonly kept lizards today because they're docile and relatively easy to care for when you create a habitat that is similar to their native home. This is how long your pet lizard might live.

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According to the San Diego Zoo, some iguanas have colors that are vivid and bright, but others have rather dull colors, like this one, who effortlessly blends in with the rocks on the beach. This marine iguana may be on its way to take a dip in the ocean. They are skilled swimmers, but once they get out of the cold ocean, they might rest on a rock or in the sand and use their black coloration for reflective heat to warm up. Ready for another reptilian challenge? Try to spot these snakes in their natural camouflage.

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