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Happy #WorldLizardDay !! 🦎😍 Not just blue but UV too! Most lizards have a pink tongue, but the blue hue of Australia's famous blue-tongue lizards likely evolved as a protection against predators. The base of their tongue is particularly bright under UV light – which birds can see clearly. The lizard relies on camouflage to avoid hawks and other predators. When that fails, the lizards poke out their tongues as far as possible distracting the birds with a flash of bright blue and ultraviolet tongues. And yes, you would see the bright tongue under disco lights! “Blue tongue lizards have a highly conspicuous tongue, but unlike many other kinds of lizards, it’s a big tongue—the surface area is large. When blue tongues do a ‘full tongue’ display, the mouth is opened widely and the tongue is flattened and expanded. At the same time, they may hiss and puff-up their body for maximum effect. This behaviour, in combination with a highly conspicuous tongue, can be quite intimidating for anyone that has got too close to a wild bluey,” explains Ass. Prof. Martin Whiting from Macquarie University. #NatureWeLove  #NaturePhotography  #WildlifePhotography  #wildlifephotography  #bluetonguelizard  #lizard  #reptile  #reptilelover  #reptilesofinstgram  #skinksofinstagram  #bluetongue  #lizardsofinstagram  #Australia  photo: ladyphoto

‪It’s #WorldLizardDay  so I created this plate with the basic coloration of breeding adult males of Iguanas in the genus Iguana. There is a lot of taxonomic confusion in the genus and many undescribed taxa remain within the name Iguana iguana. ‬Some diagnostic characteristics to look for among the different populations/putative taxa presented here are: presence/absence of snout horns, color of iris, size/absence of large round plate below the ear opening and the size of enlarged scales before it, coloration and pattern. . ‪.‬ ‪.‬ ‪.‬ ‪#serpenillus  #iguana  #lizard  #lizardsoninstagram  #digitalpainting  #digital_art  #illustration  #paintersofinstagram  #paleoartist  #sciart  #digitalart  #photoshoppainting  #animalart  #wildlifepainting  #prehistoric  #illustratorsoninstagram  #iguanalovers  #animalart  #lizardsofinstagram  #reptiles  #reptilesofinstagram 

Happy #WorldLizardDay ! While everyone was going lion-cub crazy, this little cutie hatched into the world. Eddie is one of two baby Lichenose Leaf-tailed geckos, they weigh only one gram, and are currently growing big and strong behind-the-scenes at Tropical Discovery! 📸: @zookeeper_troy 

Happy World Lizard Day from two of my favorite men, Dude and Banba. We should appreciate lizards everyday, but let’s bring even more awareness today at how amazing these animals are! If you want a pet with a personality, look no further than a lizard companion. 🦎💕✨ #worldlizardday  #reptiles  #lizards  #veiledchameleon  #beardeddragon  #yemenchameleon  #chamaeleocalyptratus  #pogonavitticeps 

Missed world lizard day yesterday but here’s some lizard cuteness for you. #florida  #lizard  #lizards  #lizardsofinstagram  #worldlizardday  #rhinoiguana 

Happy World Lizard Day! We couldn’t find a beardie-sized party hat so we went with a Bugle instead. . . . . . #beardeddragon  #beardiesofinstagram  #pogonavitticeps  #beardeddragonsofinstagram  #reptiles  #pets  #lizardsofinstagram  #reptilesofinstagram  #beardie  #beardies  #worldlizardday 

Happy World Lizard Day!!! From the smallest extant reptile to the famous Komodo dragon, lizards come in all shapes and sizes. They important roles from pest control and seed dispersal, to just playing their part in the food web as predator AND prey. Frilled Dragons are my personal favorite, but there’s so many awesome species out there! What’s your favorite and why?? #worldlizardday  #lizard  #frilleddragon  #ilovelizards  #lizardsofinstagram  #reptilesofinstagram  #reptilekeeper  #lizardkeeper 

#WorldLizardDay  Satanic Leaf-tailed gecko's are found in the rainforests of Madagascar 🇲🇬 They are capable of maximising camouflage by hiding perfectly, sometimes in plain sight among foliage. Photo and Info Credits: @chienleephotography  #lizardsoftheworld  #gecko  #madagascar  #wcsindia  #wcs 

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A bit late for #worldlizardday  but I found this little cutie, a #westernfencelizard  in my house. Thankfully, he was unharmed if a little chilly. He warmed up in my hand and I set him outside to hopefully avoid predators! #lizard  #sosmol  #sotiny  #ittybitty  #tinylizard  #littlefriend 

Just climbing up speaker so I can look out the window. #carolinaclassicdragons  #worldlizardday 

The smile, that we all miss🤧

Happy World Lizard Day!! Spent the day wagon-pulling 33kg of pre-schoolers, who were ‘star-struck’ when they met a very charming (not mixed up) chameleon!🦎🥰 Thank you @singaporezoologicalgardens  for the amazing experience! ❤️ #dreamcometrue  #worldlizardday 

Happy #worldlizardday  🦎 throw back to me and “Emma” the bearded dragon. She was really fun to play and nap with. She let me taste her too 😹 yuck! rip “BOSS” lady. * * #bengal  #bengalcat  #bengal_cats  #bengalcatsworld  #bengalsofinstagram  #bengals_of_instagram  #bengalcatsofinstagram  #ig_bengals  #bengalworld  #bengalcat_ig  #bengal_feature  #bengalloves_feature  #bengalcatsclub  #cats  #catsofinstagram  #cats_of_instangram  #catexplorer .community #buzzfeedanimals  #meowed  #bestmeow  #catloversclub  #catmodel  #catphotographer  #tuftandpaw  #worldlizardday 

For #WorldLizardDay , I decided to go with the big guy...the Komodo Dragon! The Komodo dragon, also known as the Komodo monitor, is a species of lizard found in the Indonesian island of Komodo. An averge adult male can be anywhere from 170 to 200 lbs and adult females are 150 to 160 lbs. Able to reach 10 feet in length, Komodo Dragons are the largest living lizard on Earth. #wildlifewarriors  #WorldLizardDay 

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A quite late, but very Happy World Lizard Day! :::: Lizards are the most incredible reptiles. They have the most insane diversity and adaptations. Lightning fast tongues, incredible color displays, dewlaps, venom, osteoderms, spikes, four legs, two legs, no legs... who cares? Lizards have it all. These beasties deserve all the attention they can get! :::: To lizards! Skoll! 🍻 :::: Picture by @laura.s_adventure  :::: #worldlizardday  #lizard  #reptiles  #herpetofauna  #herpetology  #herp  #nature  #wildlife  #wildlifephotography  #conservation 

I guess it’s never be the same😪

I was broken before But you broke me more💔

We repost a lovely photo😍 It’s a photo that @kecbd342  posted to celebrate #worldlizardday  , with our chameleon painting added🙌 Thank you @kecbd342  💚 We are so happy that you have used our artwork😆👍 If you love our artwork too, please post your photo with it. Posting photo using our artwork is welcome🙆 The Photo is by @kecbd342  . The Art is by @stm_studio15  . #chameleons  #lizards  #stopthetrade  #antipoaching  #stoptrophyhunting  #savehabitat  #worthmorealive  #endextinction  #savethewildlife  #chameleons_of_ig 

‘Tis world lizard day. Quick back scratch for this big vegan 🌱 🦎 #worldlizardday  #iguana 

August 14...#worldlizardday  #LacertaConstellation ...just a remind...#Reptilia  👉 https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lacerta 👉 https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lizard

#FunFactFriday ! In honor of #WorldLizardDay  which was this last Wednesday, we wanted to ask, #DYK  that one characteristic of the Northern Alligator Lizard is a fold of skin on each side of their body? This prominent longitudinal fold allows for the expansion of the lizard's sides when the animal is feeding, breathing, or pregnant. They will even sometimes puff up their bodies when threatened, though most found in this area will flee conflict if possible. #FFF  #wildliferefue  #urbanrefuge  #weneednature  #optoutside  #PNW  #wildwashington  #leapinlizards 

A big beautiful Male veiled chameleon with @snakes.jtippett  and steve. This was one of several chameleons we found in southFL. #worldlizardday  #chameleon  #chameleons  #herplife  #lizardsofig  #lizard  #invasivespecies  #exotic  #exoticspecies  #flowgrown  #florida  #herpingflorida  #photography  #nationalgeographic  #naturephotography 

Photo by Joel Sartore @joelsartore  | Today is World Lizard Day! A tokay gecko strikes a pose during a photo shoot @sunsetzoomhk.  Two variants of tokay geckos exist: red-spotted and black-spotted. The coloration of this species is important for camouflage, and they can actually lighten or darken their skin color to better blend in with their environment. To see other colorful species in the Photo Ark and learn how you can protect animals like this one in the wild, follow me @joelsartore.  #WorldLizardDay  #tokaygecko  #cute  #PhotoArk  #savetogether 

Selamat hari kadal sedunia ! buat cewe cewe diluar sana , jangan mao di kadalin lelaki ! #WorldLizardDay  #LizardDay 

Did you realise today is #WorldLizardDay  see I’ve even got my own day

#Repost  @natgeo  • • • • • • Photo by Joel Sartore @joelsartore  | Today is World Lizard Day! A tokay gecko strikes a pose during a photo shoot @sunsetzoomhk.  Two variants of tokay geckos exist: red-spotted and black-spotted. The coloration of this species is important for camouflage, and they can actually lighten or darken their skin color to better blend in with their environment. To see other colorful species in the Photo Ark and learn how you can protect animals like this one in the wild, follow me @joelsartore.  #WorldLizardDay  #tokaygecko  #cute  #PhotoArk  #savetogether 

Horned lizards have some of the weirdest defence systems on the planet. 🍂 As we've recently had World Lizard Day, here's possibly the weirdest defence system in the animal kingdom. On the menu of hawks, shrikes, roadrunners, snakes, coyotes, foxes, wolves, bobcats and even carnivorous grasshopper mice according to National Geographic, it's no wonder horned lizards need a detailed defence system to accompany their already impressive camouflage. Their answer - a three pronged, predator specific defence system. Rattlesnakes are ambush predators, so if a horned lizard notices one (the little lizards are very adept at identifying snakes) and runs away, it's probably safe. If their attacker is a whip snake however (a very fast predator prone to chasing) or a bird, horned lizards will act a little weirder. They will stop and inflate their bodies as large as possible, sometimes flipping over and splaying their legs as wide as possible so they can't fit in their predator's mouth. Finally, if their predator is something very large which wouldn't have a problem fitting the little lizard in its mouth, like a coyote or a cat, the lizard will ramp up the weirdness and SQUIRT BLOOD OUT ITS EYES (yes, really). This defence has a profound impact on the would-be predator, which violently salivate and shakes its head for up to 15 minutes to be rid of the disgusting, chemical-rich blood. This is truly a last-defence system though, so if you spot one of these guys don't expect to see this bizarre defence in action unless you start trying to eat it! Photography: @formerlyhomelessphotographer  ⚘

🥳Yesterday we celebrate #worldlizardday  .We wish great day to all lizard lovers around the world.🥳 . . . . . . . . . . . #reptile  #reptiles  #reptiland  #lizard  #leopardgecko  #cutegecko  #creatures  #cutelizards  #cutelizard  #cutebeardeddragon  #breading  #beardeddragon  #baby  #babys  #babylizard  #magicreptiland  #gecko  #happy 

Don't eat my cam 😢😢 . . . #tegu  #redtegu  #exoticpets  #exoticanimals  #worldlizardday 

My entry for #Kadonacontest  by @d3v3_art  Meet Sinktosor! The "Sea raid pokemon" Based after Albertosaurus and a western blue tailed skink, both are native to canada -Sinktosors are aggressive hunters. They usually hunt alone but they occasionally form groups to take down much larger prey. #fakemon  #fakemonart  #pokeart  #dinosaurart  #dinosaur  #skink  #worldlizardday 

In honour of World Lizard Day 2 days ago.... At Klein's Gate, when entering the Serengeti from Lake Natron, so many of them are decorating the grey walls with their bright colours #tanzania  #tanzanianationalparks  #tansania  #africa  #afrika  #afrikareizen  #serengeti  #safari  #safarireis  #africansafari  #lizard  #worldlizardday  #wildlife  #wildlifephotography  #travel  #traveldeeper  #offthebeatentrack  #vandebegaandepadenaf  #reizenopmaat  #reizenalacarte 

Errol the Grasslands Earless Dragon all etched and ready for printing! Very brain-burny but worth it. Happy World Lizard Day! 🦎 #canberraartist  #canberrart  #printmaking  #etching  #aquatint  #lizardart  #megaloprintstudio  #artforconservation  #wildlifeart  #wildlifeartist  #worldlizardday 

Technically a skink, but commonly known as a blue tongue lizard. Happy world lizard day 🦎❤️. Hoping to do more lizards in the future 😁. Just love those scales!! #ambergillettart  #pasteldrawing  #worldlizardday  #bluetongue  #artrealism  #pastelmat  #wildlifeartist 

Check out Zander get a drink of water!

Treated #mango  to some crickets since I missed #worldlizardday  🦎🦗

When you start a forecast with “there are two things I know about lizards”...🦎🤪😂 • • • • • #aboutlastnight  #livetv  #tv  #tvnews  #weather  #meteorologist  #mandymoment  #meteorologywithmandy  #worldlizardday 

I can’t believe I spaced on #worldlizardday  😱 I absolutely love #reptiles  in general 🦎 This #komododragon  #panpastel  piece is part of the A-Z #miniseries  . This beautiful boy is still available 😁 DM or visit my store for any inquiries. He’s 6”x6”, only $75 with #freeshipping  in the US www.wildlifeartbytaylor.com/komodo-dragon #wildlifeconservation  #wacfeature  #wildlifeartist  #pastelartist  #dragons  #reptileart  #artistsforconservation  #biglizard  #smallart  #artaddict  #islandanimals  #nevadaartist  #realism  #loosepainting  #contemporaryart  #contemporaryrealism 

Just a little bit of Jurassic Park at work on #WorldLizardDay 

Apparently it’s #worldlizardday  so shout out to my baby girls Freya and Kahleesi 🦎

Happy (a few hours belated) World Lizard Day! These are our two Common Collared Lizards (Crotaphytus collaris). #lizard  #worldlizardday2019  #lizards  #reptile  #galaxys7photo  #nofilter  #collaredlizard  #crotaphytuscollaris  #crotaphytus  #reptilesofinstagram  #lizardsofinstagram  #worldlizardday 

his name is kevin and i love him #worldlizardday 

Painted- Lipped Lizard . Calotes ceylonensis, commonly known as the painted-lipped lizard or the Sri Lanka bloodsucker, is a species of lizard in the family Agamidae. It is one of four Calotes species endemic to Sri Lanka. . . It is confined to monsoon forests, plantations, and home gardens in the dry and intermediate zones of Sri Lanka. . . . #worldlizardday  #lizards  #nature  #bbcearth  #earthcapture  #wildlifephotography  #wildlife  #srilanka  #reptiles  #reptilesofinstagram  #wilpattunationalpark  #exploresrilanka  #ceylon  @bbcearth 

Happy World Lizard Day!!! I think it's time to introduce the newest member of the Frost collection. Meet Nani, my rescue. #leopardgecko  #geckosofinstagram  #gecko  #geckoofinstagram  #heckingeck  #lizard  #worldlizardday  #leo  #reptiles  #reptilesofinstagram 

Throwback Thursday to this alligator lizard at Huddart Park from last year for World Lizard Day! #lizard  #worldlizardday  #tbt  #throwbackthursday  #herps  #herpetology  #alligatorlizard 

Happy day late #worldlizardday  🦎 😋

Wednesday was #worldlizardday  but really it should be everyday. Draco beccarii from Lambusango #sulawesi  #herpetology  #camouflage 

We just heard it’s World Lizard Day! Here’s one of our favorite lizards lounging on one of our favorite reptile medicine textbooks. No zoo veterinarian’s library is complete without a copy of Mader’s Reptile and Amphibian Medicine and Surgery. Sometimes the best skill a zoo vet can have is knowing which resource to look in when treating a new case! Can anyone take a stab at this lizard medicine quiz question today: what type of teeth do bearded dragons have? #lizard  #lizardsofinstagram  #reptile  #worldlizardday  #reptilemedicine  #zoomedicine  #beardeddragon  #aazv  #zoovet 

(take two on this caption because it didn’t save when i uploaded this for some reason??) here’s peachy romping around in honor of world lizard day! sorry i’m a day late but i hope you guys had a great day with your cold blooded friends :) 💖 ✨ 💖 ✨ #leopardgecko  #leopardgeckos  #gecko  #geckos  #leopardgeckosofinstagram  #geckosofinstagram  #worldlizardday  #nationallizardday  #lizard  #lizards  #lizardsofinstagram  #reptiles  #reptile  #reptilesofinstagram  #exoticpets  #exotic  #pets  #petstagram  #animals  #coldblooded  #coldbloodedpets  #peachytheleo 

I guess I missed world lizard day, here’s Smaug looking like he’s got a single brain cell #crestedgecko  #worldlizardday  #itslatebutitcounts 

Did you know that many lizards are carnivores? Here's a picture of a Argentinian Red Tegu that I met at the California Wildlife Center #lizard  #worldlizardday  #lizardsofinstagram  #argentinianredtagu  #californiawildlifecenter 

Silent decline for a loud caller. Unnoticed, tokay geckos (Gekko gecko) are slowly disappearing from much of their habitat range across countries in southeast and east Asia. Despite the efforts put in place by many governments in the region, lizards are still plummeting down due to over-harvest for traditional medicine, as well as, pet trade collection usually shipped across to counties in the western world. • • • #happyworldlizardday  #worldlizardday  #worldlizardday2019  #species  #decline  #bringawareness  #tokaygecko  #southeastasia  #eastasia  #asia  #firstpost  #from  #my  #recent  #expeditions  #herping  #herps  #lizards  #nightime  #catch  #truefacts  #wildlife  #wildlifephotography 

#WorldLizardDay  🦎🦖🐊 💚

Predictably late for World Lizard Day..! Unfortunately we found this adult Furcifer oustaleti looking pretty sorry for himself, severely dehydrated and with badly damaged joints. The extended dry season in western Madagascar is unforgiving. Given his injuries, we decided to bring him back to our research camp in an attempt to help him to recover. We made sure he got plenty of water (not an easy undertaking...) and fed him up before releasing him back into the wild to further terrorise the local insect community. Bon chance!! #madagascar  #chameleon  #furcifer  #furciferoustaleti  #wildlife  #conservation  #antafiameva  #nature  #chameleonsofinstagram  #donottouchwildlife  #worldlizardday  #animalrescue 

A day late for #worldlizardday  but some iguana side eye makes up for it #iguana  #jamaicaniguana  #stonezoo  #zoonewengland  #zookeeper  #judgingyou 

Happy #WorldLizardDay  from my buddy Topaz and I! 🦎🦎🦎 Topaz is a Blue-tongued Skink native to Australia. Swipe to see his blue tongue ➡️ . . . . . . . . . #reptile  #reptiles  #reptilesofinstagram  #reptilesofinsta  #reptilelove  #reptilelover  #LizardsOfIg  #LizardsOfInstagram  #LizardsOfInsta  #lizard  #lizards  #AnimalsToTheMax  #CorbinMaxey  #BlueTonguedSkink  #BlueTonguedSkink  #BlueTonguedSkink  #skink  #skinksofig 

Even though I'm a day late, here are some cool lizards in celebration of #worldlizardday ! In order: Green Anoles, Cuban Knight Anole, Eastern Glass Lizard, Tegu, Six-lined Racerunner, Rainbow Agama, Broad-headed Skinks, Five-lined Skink, Spiny-tailed and Green Iguanas, and Brown Anole.

Missed world lizard day yesterday but here’s some lizard cuteness for you. #florida  #lizard  #lizards  #lizardsofinstagram  #worldlizardday  #rhinoiguana 

These are everywhere...this guy is one of the larger ones. #summervacation  #worldlizardday