Lizard On Shed Antler

As a nature lover and wildlife photographer, I get a kick out of creating a hospitable environment for the critters that visit my property. That’s why I’ve collected a bunch of shed antlers – they not only look cool, but they also provide a yummy snack for the wildlife. I get a real kick out of watching the animals interact with these natural objects, and I’ve noticed that lizards seem to especially enjoy crawling around on them.

Lizard On Shed Antler

One day, I was hanging out on my deck and saw a Prairie Lizard climbing up one of the antlers. I quickly grabbed my camera to capture the moment. The little guy was darting across the antler, either searching for tasty insects or looking for a safe place to hide. I was completely absorbed in the smooth movements of the lizard and felt lucky to be able to capture such a unique moment.

Capturing the Action

I was hand-holding my camera as I took the photos, and I was surprised at how relaxed the lizard was with me being so close. I was able to get up close and personal, capturing all the intricate details of the lizard’s patterns and scales. It was a serene moment and I felt grateful to have witnessed the beautiful connection between the lizard and its natural surroundings.

Overall, this experience only reinforced my love for nature and my passion for wildlife photography. I can’t wait to keep capturing these ephemeral moments and sharing them with others to hopefully instill a deeper appreciation for the beauty and diversity of our planet.


  • Location: Near the Ouachita National Forest (Arkansas)
  • Date Taken: May 5, 2020
  • Aperture: f7.1
  • Shutter speed: 1/1250 sec.
  • ISO: 400
  • Exposure Bias: +0.67 EV
  • Exposure Mode: Aperture Priority
  • Focal Length: 400 mm
  • Lens: Canon EF 100-400 mm f/4.5-5.6 L IS II USM (attached with a Fringer EF-FX Pro)
  • Camera: Fujifilm X-T3

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