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Carolina Anole (Anolis carolinensis) Basking on a fallen oak tree at a forest edge. It was rather cold out, but this guy wanted to soak up some of the warm sun. It was quite curious what exactly I was up to.<br />
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Carolina anoles have the ability to change between two primary shades, green and gray-brown. Skin color may change in response to ambient temperature, sexual arousal, or environmental stress.<br />
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Carolina anoles have the ability to change between two primary shades, green and gray-brown. Skin color may change in response to ambient temperature, sexual arousal, or environmental stress.<br />
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Carolina anoles have the ability to change between two primary shades, green and gray-brown. Skin color may change in response to ambient temperature, sexual arousal, or environmental stress.<br />
https://www.jungledragon.com/image/73701/carolina_anole_anolis_carolinensis.html<br />
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Carolina Anole (Anolis carolinensis)

Basking on a fallen oak tree at a forest edge. It was rather cold out, but this guy wanted to soak up some of the warm sun. It was quite curious what exactly I was up to.

Carolina anoles have the ability to change between two primary shades, green and gray-brown. Skin color may change in response to ambient temperature, sexual arousal, or environmental stress.

Carolina Anole (Anolis carolinensis) Basking on a fallen oak tree at a forest edge. It was rather cold out, but this guy wanted to soak up some of the warm sun. It was quite curious what exactly I was up to. At this point in photographing, it had decided I wasn't much of a threat. :)<br />
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Carolina anoles have the ability to change between two primary shades, green and gray-brown. Skin color may change in response to ambient temperature, sexual arousal, or environmental stress.<br />
https://www.jungledragon.com/image/73701/carolina_anole_anolis_carolinensis.html<br />
https://www.jungledragon.com/image/73700/carolina_anole_anolis_carolinensis.html Anolis carolinensis,Carolina anole,Geotagged,United States,Winter

Carolina Anole (Anolis carolinensis) Basking on a fallen oak tree at a forest edge. It was rather cold out, but this guy wanted to soak up some of the warm sun. It was quite curious what exactly I was up to.<br />
<br />
Carolina anoles have the ability to change between two primary shades, green and gray-brown. Skin color may change in response to ambient temperature, sexual arousal, or environmental stress.<br />
https://www.jungledragon.com/image/73701/carolina_anole_anolis_carolinensis.html<br />
https://www.jungledragon.com/image/73699/carolina_anole_anolis_carolinensis.html Anolis carolinensis,Carolina anole,Geotagged,United States,Winter

    comments (5)

  1. Nice! Posted one month ago
    1. Yes, it was rather curious what I was doing! :D Then it decided that I wasn't a big threat and went back to basking (with its eyes closed). Posted one month ago
      1. Eyes closed in bliss for the warmth, I'm sure! Posted one month ago
        1. I know the feeling. We have had major temperature swings along with flooding this year! It is becoming commonplace to go from freezing my butt off in below freezing temperatures to wearing a t-shirt in 70F weather (yesterday)!! The wildlife is likely very confused as well! Posted one month ago
  2. Cool find! Posted one month ago

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The Carolina anole is an arboreal lizard found primarily in the southeastern United States and some Caribbean islands. Other common names include the green anole, American anole and red-throated anole. It is also sometimes referred to as the American chameleon due to its ability to change color from several brown hues to bright green. While many kinds of lizards are capable of changing color, anoles are closely related to iguanas and are not true chameleons. The Carolina is a small lizard; male.. more

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Uploaded Feb 3, 2019. Captured Jan 11, 2019 16:32 in 234 Oakman Rd NE, Ranger, GA 30734, USA.
  • Canon EOS DIGITAL REBEL XTi
  • f/4.0
  • 1/400s
  • ISO400
  • 60mm