Sunday, January 20, 2008

"Ready For My Close-Up"


One of the great pleasures of hiking in and around the hills of Ladakh, India, is keeping an eye out for colorful reptiles that seem occupy every nook and cranny. This inquisitive lizard actually followed me for a while as I hiked up to the Shanti Stupa in the Kashmiri capital of Leh, darting in between the boulders alongside the trail like a hummingbird with scales.

After several attempts, I was finally able to get this lizard to pose for a photo. Then it wriggled through a crack between two rocks and vanished. I dunno, I think there may have been something in the lizard's contract about not posing for more than one photo. Just another sign of the litigious times we're living in.

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