Thursday, October 07, 2010
Four Corners Furtherance: Lizards
Up on top is a Side-blotched Lizard, which I photographed along the Hickman Bridge Trail in Capitol Reef National Park. On the upper right is a Western Whiptail--note the characteristic long tail--this one I found on the Devils Garden Trail in Arches National Park. I couldn't get the entire tail into the picture.
I only saw collared-lizards in Zion National Park. I encountered the one on the lower right along the Taylor Creek Trail, in the Kolob Canyons section of the park. Astute readers of this blog will remember I included another photograph of this same lizard in an earlier post.
Note how well each reptile blends in with the scenery.
I only saw one snake during this trip--a rattler--which I reported on in the first entry of this series.
The gateway to the Arches
Arches National Park and the symbol of Utah
A final look at Capitol Reef
Capitol Reef National Park
The controversial Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument
A final look at Bryce
Different scenes of Bryce Canyon
"Hell of a place," Bryce Canyon
Taylor Creek Trail
The geology of Zion National Park
Overview of Zion National Park
Arizona's White Mesa and roadside stands
The dogs of Kayenta
Monument Valley at sunrise
Monument Valley at sunset
The road to Monument Valley
The monument is closed and in the wrong spot
More of Mesa Verde National Park
Mesa Verde National Park and the Ancients
Gerald R. Ford Memorial Highway
Flatlanders battle the Rocky Mountains and a car gets altitude sickness
Buffalo Bill's gravesite
Buffalo Bill's Scout's Rest Ranch
My rattlesnake sighting