common side-blotched lizard - uta stansburiana

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common side-blotched lizard - uta stansburiana

Common side-blotched lizard (Uta stansburiana).­

This species of lizard is very common in California deserts.­

For more info about this species of lizard, go to en.­wikipedia.­org/­wiki/­Common_­side-blotched_­lizard.

Photo taken in the Pinnacles National Park (California)

common side-blotched lizard
pinnacles national park
reptile
uta stansburiana
wildlife
April 16, 2017
Condor Gulch Trail, Paicines, CA 95043, USA

Photos of the Pinnacles National Park (California), taken in April 2017 during 2 days of hiking on the most scenic trails of the park.­

The dramatic landscape with red cliffs, pinnacles and caves is formed by breccias rocks, which are the geologic remnants of an extinct volcano located near the San Andreas fault.­

Several "talus caves" can be found in the park.­ Deep, narrow gorges and shear fractures were transformed into caves by large chunks of rock falling from above and wedging into the cracks leaving an open area below.­

For more info about this place, read en.­wikipedia.­org/­wiki/­Pinnacles_­National_­Park and www.­nps.­gov/­pinn/­index.­htm