WINNER of the International Guild of Realism 2019 Winter Salon Online Exhibition’s Best in Wildlife and Animals category. See the show through through May 20th at http://www.realismguild.com/2019WinterSalon/Wildlife/index.php
The large signature is for online protection only. It does not appear on the original.
Size 20″x 16″
This is a close-up of the little collared lizard – that’s not a mispelling – “collared” means it has a collar of dark stripes at its neck. They live in the desert Southwest and Mexico, eating insects and grubs. To a human, these little ones look cute and benign, but to a bug they are monsters!
Reptiles are one of my favorite subjects; they look like little jewels and their scales shine in the sun.