Jaak Põder - Green when green

Jaak Põder - Green when green

Male sand lizards turn green somewhere around the time the grass starts to turn green. They just need the temperature to be that high (>15 C) to become active and ready for mating. This is one of the species I have adored once I saw it. Of course, considering that in Estonia there lives only 5 species of Reptilia in the wild, it might not have so much meaning to it. But they do have a great character, and I think no-one can argue with that.

Location: Estonia

Posted on 11.04.2011
Photo info - 30.04.2008: Canon EOS-1D Mark II N, 180 mm, ISO 500, f 9, 1/50 sec
Tags: jaak poder Lacerta agilis Reptilia sand lizard spring wildlife photography
Jaak Põder - Green when green

Jaak Põder - Green when green

Male sand lizards turn green somewhere around the time the grass starts to turn green. They just need the temperature to be that high (>15 C) to become active and ready for mating. This is one of the species I have adored once I saw it. Of course, considering that in Estonia there lives only 5 species of Reptilia in the wild, it might not have so much meaning to it. But they do have a great character, and I think no-one can argue with that.

Location: Estonia

Posted on 11.04.2011
Photo info - 30.04.2008: Canon EOS-1D Mark II N, 180 mm, ISO 500, f 9, 1/50 sec
Tags: jaak poder Lacerta agilis Reptilia sand lizard spring wildlife photography