From up close this creature may look like a snake, but it is a lizard. What I noticed about this photograph was how complex the skin is. Given this lizard changes colors to match it’s environment, I guess a certain level of complexity is in order. Nevertheless, it is amazing to see it up close.
This lizard has made his home on my 12 foot tall Pendilino olive tree which is in a giant clay pot. Everyday I spot him sunbathing on the trunk of the tree.