Art & Design / 09 February, 2012
Neotropical Green Anole | A closer look at one of the Costa Rican iconic lizards
The hypnotic gaze of a neotropical green anole, Anolis biporcatus, was caught while shedding the skin. One always gets awestruck when reptiles look to you at the shooting moment. Maybe it is the seriousness of their outlook, maybe it is the immobility of their bodies, maybe it is that the only sign of life is their penetrating gaze… The fact is that probably the animal masks its fear with ‘playing possum’. In this case I surprised this small lizard standing on a branch while walking around the forest. I couldn’t resist portraying that connecting moment between animal and photographer.
First Prize Winner. Small World category. NBP 2014 - Nature´s Best Photography Windland Smith Rice Internacional Awards.