Lizard and Skink Tail Growth After Loss

By |2023-10-26T08:59:52-05:00September 26, 2023|Categories: Arkansas, Lizards, National Wildlife Refuges, Oklahoma, Sequoyah National Wildlife Refuge, Skinks|Tags: , , , , , , , |

A wildlife photographer documents the incredible process of tail regrowth in lizards and skinks at the Sequoyah National Wildlife Refuge in Oklahoma.

Hibernation Habits of Five-lined Skinks

By |2023-10-26T09:58:04-05:00September 25, 2023|Categories: Skinks, Tips and Techniques|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |

Explore the hibernation habits of Five-lined Skinks and learn how to photograph them before and after their winter slumber.

Broad-headed Skink

By |2023-01-25T02:11:33-06:00May 31, 2021|Categories: Skinks|Tags: , , |

This Broad-headed Skink was on a large cottonwood tree that was dead and near the auto tour road. This was at the Sequoyah National Wildlife Refuge in Oklahoma. During the breeding season, they develop orangish, engorged cheeks (thus broad-headed skink) like this one seems to have.

Broad-headed Skink
Broad-headed Skink

How I Got The Shot: Broad-headed Skink

I always stop at this log because it always has several Skinks on it during Spring and Summer. The log is located on the edge of Goss Field next to the road.

I had my camera and lens resting on a bean bag draped over the open window of my pickup.

Gear Used:

  • Camera: Canon EOS R5                            
  • Lens: Canon EF 100-400 mm f/4.5-5.6L IS II 


  • Location: Sequoyah National Wildlife Refuge (Oklahoma)
  • Date and Time Taken: May 23, 2021 (10:10 A. M.)
  • Aperture: f8
  • Shutter speed: 1/800
  • ISO: 1250
  • White Balance: Kelvin 6100
  • Exposure Mode: Manual
  • Metering Mode: Evaluative
  • Back-button Focus
  • Continuous Auto Focus
  • Exposure Compensation: 0
  • Focal Length: 400 mm
  • Processed With Luminar

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