• Lacerta Bilineata

LACERTA BILINEATA ♂ Like an emerald glistening in the dark...

In German the western green lizard - the lacerta bilineata - is called "Smaragdeidechse", which means "emerald lizard". I guess in these pictures it becomes pretty obvious why this name makes sense. This is the same male again that barely escaped from the fangs of a cat, but these photos were taken a couple of weeks later (he's one of my most frequent models on this site because he got used to me being around rather quickly and let me get very close). Most of his wounds had healed nicely by the time I took these pics, and his colors were just stunning.