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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)

This Jesus Christ Lizard would sink

This Jesus Christ Lizard would sink

Marty’s photo of the day #2193: This is a Jesus Christ Lizard, named for its ability to run across water on hind legs. Only the young lizards have the water-running ability. This big boy would sink right away. (Photographed in Costa Rica)

Truckin’ across the river

Truckin’ across the river

Marty’s photo of the day #1810: I photographed this Jesus Christ lizard in Costa Rica. The lizards supposedly got their name because of their ability to run across water on their hind legs. They are really quite comical to watch. However, I think it’s more likely they got their name because catching them in the […]

Animals that inspire TV and movie aliens

Animals that inspire TV and movie aliens

Marty’s photo of the day #1688: This is a pig-tailed macaque, photographed on the island of Borneo. Throughout my travels, I’ve seen many animals that obviously inspired alien beings on TV and in movies. For instance the adult Jesus Christ lizard, featured in my new book,  Endangered Edens,  has a head that looks very much […]

J is for Jesus Christ Lizard

J is for Jesus Christ Lizard

Marty’s photo of the day #1463: It’s “Animals A thru Z Month.” Each day in June, 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. You will be able to read about Jesus Christ lizards in my […]

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