Sunday, 11 August 2013

Sitting on the surface...

As we were walking along one of the paths around Uluru P gave a squeak of excitement as she came face to face with a small lizard.

It was sitting, motionless on the rock face, not even in a path of sunlight.  It did not move a muscle during the entire time we watched it - I suppose it could have been a little cold.

I have no real idea what sort of beast this is - but my best guess is that its a sort of Dtella.  If anybody knows otherwise please let me know.


You can find more close up shots at Macro Monday 2 and I Love Macro.

Enjoy the pictures.

29 comments:

Arija said...

I trawled through any number of skinks but, although some came reasonably close, none was a precise match.
I have quite a few shots of different inland skinks that have remained unidentified.

Gordon said...

That's the best of being out and about, you never know what you are going to find round the corner. Love your header too Stewart.
All the best Gordon.

Margaret Adamson said...

Fascinating creature and great shot.

CountryMouse said...

As soon as I saw it my thought was Gecko because I think I have seen one similar before on a station I worked on in QLD. So I went web trawling and it is possibly a Northern Spotted Rock Gecko. So your guess of Dtella is correct, not that I knew what that was before ;) Your captured lizard has a great pattern that you have picked up well.

http://www.geckolist.com/info/Gekkoninae/Gehyra/nana/index.php

Carole M. said...

it seems to have a snout on it like a little crocodile!

eileeninmd said...

Cute sighting, it looks like the Gecko my son had as a pet at one time.

Digi-Irma said...

Hi Stewart,
Great photos of the lizard.

Greetings Irma

TexWisGirl said...

cute beastie!

sylvia kirkwood said...

What a great capture, Stewart! It does look a bit like a little crocodile!! Have a great week!

Karen said...

What a beautiful little specimen!

Randi said...

Awesome capture...love the pattern design!!!

bailey-road.com said...

Cute little lizard!

Laura said...

Beautifully patterned skin Stewart! Thanks for sharing the love up-close with I Heart Macro:-)

Sinbad and I on the Loose said...

As Steve Irwin would say "Ain't he a beauty?"

maryaustria said...

A beauty of his kind! Great shot!

Betsy Brock said...

oh, what a great shot...we don't have those crawling around up here in the USA! :)

thewovenspoke said...

A real nice shot and a pretty lizard.

Bee Girl said...

What a gorgeous lizard you captured! I just love how colorful and perfect they are! Great shot!

Gunilla B├Ąck said...

Lovely find! It's a cute little critter.

Susie Clevenger said...

Great capture of one of nature's amazing creatures.

MastHoliday said...

Fantastic shot, friend!

Christian Perrin said...

Over the years I've become obsessed with being able to identify everything I stumble across. I'm pretty good with local animals but seeing this guy in the middle of the desert would drive me crazy! He is beautiful though!

Babs Helferich said...

great captured. regards Babs

Vineeta Yashswi said...

Lovely shot...

Jay said...

I do love lizards - there used to be a ton of sand lizards where we lived that I would see on my way to school. That particular sandy bank is no longer there, and sadly, neither are the lizards.

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

He's very pretty. Probably was cold. We see that with the anoles that live on our deck and porch in Florida. They don't start moving until the sun comes up.

chai-and-chardonnay.blogspot.com said...

What a wonderful pattern this gecko/ lizard has! He seems to be posing for you!

Gemma Wiseman said...

Love the mottled pattern on this gorgeous little character. Great photo.

amanda | wildly simple said...

I'm very fond of lizards (and we have none here) .. I would be delighted to meet up with this guy!