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The Jesus Christ lizard

The Jesus Christ lizard

Marty’s photo of the day #3639: Don’t you just love the long rear claws of this Jesus Christ lizard? These lizards are named as such, because when they are young, they have the ability to run across small bodies of water—using only their hind legs. This large Jesus Christ lizard would sink. (Photographed in Costa […]

Jesus Christ, the lizard

Jesus Christ, the lizard

Marty’s photo of the day #3183: Jesus Christ lizards get their name, because when they are young, they have the ability to run—on their hind legs—atop the water. This one is too big and would sink. (Photographed in Costa Rica)

Jesus Christ, the lizard

Jesus Christ, the lizard

Marty’s photo of the day #3037: This is a Jesus Christ lizard that I photographed in Costa Rica. They get their name because when they are small they can run across rivers and ponds on their hind legs. Big adults, like this one, sink.

Animals A to Z. The Letter J

Animals A to Z. The Letter J

Marty’s photo of the day #2621: It’s “Animals A thru Z Month.” Each day in August, I will post an animal I’ve photographed—somewhere in the world—in alphabetical order. J is for Jesus Christ Lizard. I photographed this Jesus Christ lizard in Costa Rica. The lizards get their name for their ability to walk on water. […]

Jesus Christ Lizard

Jesus Christ Lizard

Marty’s photo of the day #2478: Going through my photos this morning, nothing spoke to me, so I’m dipping into my collection of Jesus Christ lizard photos. These lizards can’t speak, but they can run on top of the water. (Photographed in Costa Rica)

Jesus Christ, they are fast!

Jesus Christ, they are fast!

Marty’s photo of the day #2460: This is a young Jesus Christ lizard, ready to make his on-top-of-the-water run. The lizards do their run on their hind legs and are hilarious to watch. (Photographed in Costa Rica. From my book, Endangered Edens: Exploring the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, Costa Rica, the Everglades, and Puerto Rico.)

Jesus Christ Lizard

Jesus Christ Lizard

Marty’s photo of the day #2272: This is a Jesus Christ lizard, named for its ability to run across small ponds and rivers. This one, however, is probably too big to do the trick. Running on water is for the young. (Photographed in Costa Rica)

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