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.
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