Prairie Lizard From Above

As a wildlife photographer, I am constantly drawn to the beauty and uniqueness of the creatures that inhabit the world around us. Recently, I had the pleasure of encountering a Prairie Lizard on the steps of my cabin located near the Ouachita National Forest in Arkansas.

Prairie Lizard On Steps
Prairie Lizard On Steps

Prairie Lizards are fascinating creatures that have captured my attention and sparked my curiosity. These reptiles are small, ranging from 2.5 to 5.5 inches in length, and are known for their distinctive colors and patterns, making them a standout subject for my photography. I am fortunate enough to have several of them on my property, and they are always willing to cooperate with me during my photography sessions.

What I find particularly intriguing about these lizards is their behavior. They are known for their cautious and attentive nature, constantly keeping an eye out for potential predators. During my recent encounter with the Prairie Lizard, it was evident that it was keeping a close eye on me, watching my every move to ensure its safety.

I was hand holding a Fujifilm X-T3 camera with a Canon EF 100-400 mm f/4.5-5.6L IS II lens attached with a Fringer EF-FX Pro. I was shooting in aperture priority mode (AV) with a shutter speed of 1/350 of a second at f8 and the ISO at 800. I also had a -0.3 exposure value. White Balance was set on auto.