Green Anole Lizard, Maui

Famous Sunbathing Anole Lizard

An Anole lizard sunbathes atop a red ti leaf in Maui, stretching out every inch of his skin to catch the afternoon rays. His extended dewlap below his throat is used to impress females of the species and scare away other males who might block his sun.

The Anole is famous because it is the first lizard to have its entire genome sequenced by scientists. Anole were introduced to the Hawaiian islands, originating from the Southeastern US and Caribbean.

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About Michael Keel

Photographer, Writer, Traveler and Watcher. Sharing how I see the world, and promoting preservation through my lens. "These images are seen through my eyes with the help of my camera. I do not manipulate my photos with graphic design wizardry and only 'develop' them from raw files, bringing out the colors that were captured, and the natural essence of the scene. My intention has always been to put the viewer in the moment, of actually feeling like they are in the photo, standing at the viewpoint, gazing, and leav ing it up to the viewer to interpret their own feelings. I want to find the camera angle from which this feeling can be the most that they can be – whatever that is."