Cryptoblepharus burdeni Burden’s Snake-eyed Skink
Padar, Nusa Tenggara, IndonesiaOctober 21, 1999
Burden’s Snake-eyed Skink (Cryptoblepharus burdeni)
These remarkable little skinks live on the rocks in the tide pools, amongst the crabs and rock-hopping fish. They dash about looking for tiny edibles and avoiding the waves and the cameras by zipping into crevices in the rocks. This one didn't entirely avoid my camera, however.
Big Red Beach, Komodo, Nusa Tenggara, IndonesiaOctober 22, 1999
Burden’s Snake-eyed Skink (Cryptoblepharus burdeni) Burden’s Snake-eyed Skink (Cryptoblepharus burdeni)
Here are a couple that actually stayed in one place out in the open long enough for me to focus and shoot. They're called "snake-eyed" because like snakes but unlike most lizards, they do not have a movable eyelid.
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