Red-Headed Agama Lizard

It’s easy to see why these lizards are often referred to as the Spiderman lizard. The more common common name is the red-headed agama lizard, also known as the red-headed rock agama. This one was taking in the sun atop a rock in the Masai Mara of Kenya.
Nikon D300 with Nikkor 200-400mm lens (at 400mm) ISO 400, f/8 at 1/400th of a second

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  1. Sue July 27, 2017 at 12:13 am #

    Fantastic creature with amazing coloration!

  2. michael huber July 27, 2017 at 1:05 am #

    great pic. looks like spiderman is getting ready to take of for flight.

  3. Peter Butterfield July 27, 2017 at 7:20 am #

    —– Mussolini jaw
    —– Confident in super hero togs
    —– No challenge too small .

  4. Shardae July 27, 2017 at 9:46 am #

    Woah!! Blue jeans.

  5. Rachel Bellenoit July 27, 2017 at 10:31 am #

    That is one amazing lizard!

  6. Jennifer Barron July 27, 2017 at 1:33 pm #

    Thanks, Sean; I never knew this critter’s real name. Saw them in Serengeti.

  7. Laura Mann July 27, 2017 at 3:53 pm #

    I think he’s leading a yoga class with snazzy electric blue leotards, and amazing pecs!