Lizard Tail on the Trail – Year of Yosemite (YOY) – Day 230

Lizard on the Taft Point Trail

Lizard along the Taft Point Trail

This was the second lizard of this type that we saw as we hiked along the Taft Point Trail. We passed one on the way to the point and this specimen showed up as we were on the way back to the parking area.

Interestingly enough, we saw both in the same area which was muddy from recent rains. As you can see, the shutter speed was a bit slow and the movement of his hind leg is blurred.

NOTE: In the YOY Day 38 post, we had a picture of a Sierra Fence Lizard taken during our Taft Point Trail hike and this appears to be the same species. This particular lizard looks as though he is regenerating a new tail which might have been torn off during an escape.

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Meta Data – Day 230 YOY – Year of Yosemite

File Name: 0389.CR2
Capture time: 2:21:37 PM
Capture date: June 10, 2016
Exposure: 1/250 sec @ f/8.0
Focal Length: 108mm
ISO 125
Canon PowerShot SX50 HS


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