Five-lined Skinks Mating

I spotted these two Five-lined Skinks mating near one of my storage buildings (Ouachita Mountains, Arkansas). I believe this is my first time photographing a mating pair of Skinks or Lizards.

Notice that the male has a tick near the front leg.

Mating Five-lined Skinks
Mating Five-lined Skinks

Gear Used:

  • Camera: Canon EOS 7D Mark II
  • Lens: Canon EF100-400 mm f/4.5-5.6L IS II USM


  • Location: Arkansas
  • Date and Time Taken: May 7, 2015 (04:58 P. M.)
  • Exposure Mode: AV
  • Aperture: f8
  • Shutter speed: 1/800
  • ISO: 640
  • White Balance: Auto
  • Metering Mode: Evaluative
  • Back-button Focus
  • Exposure Compensation: 0
  • Focal Length: 400 mm