• Lacerta Bilineata

LACERTA BILINEATA ♂ Getting up close...

This male lacerta bilineata is the same one you've seen in an earlier gallery ("hiding in the grass"); he's one of the most perfect individuals I've seen with his beautiful, intense green and blue colors and a length of close to 45 cm/1.5 feet, and there will be at least one more gallery of him later. I met him in May 2020; every morning I would find him in almost the exact same spot warming himself in the sun on my neighbor's wall (though in these pics here he was on the wall just beneath my veranda). Since he wasn't very shy I was able to take a few nice closeup shots as you can see here.