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Insects and related species: Antlions - Ants - Bees - Beetles - Bugs - Butterflies, Moths and Caterpillars - Centipedes and Millipedes - Cockroaches - Crickets - Dragonflies and Damselflies - Grasshoppers and Katydids - Mantis - Stick Insects - Ticks and Mites - Wasps - Woodlice
Plants, Trees, Flowers: (Note: Unless plants fall into a specific species such as Cacti, they have been classified by their flower colour to make them easier to find) Bonsai - Cacti, Succulents, Aloes, Euplorbia - Ferns and Cycads - Flowers - Fungi, Lichen and Moss - Grass - Trees
Animals, Birds, Reptiles etc.: Animals, Birds, Fish and Crabs - Frogs - Lizards - Scorpions - Snails and Slugs - Snakes - Spiders - Tortoise, Turtles and Terrapins - Whipscorpions
Other photography: Aeroplanes - Cars and Bikes - Travel - Sunrise - Water drops/falls - Sudwala and Sterkfontein Caves etc.

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Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Lizard and butterfly capture

An amazing piece of luck!
During a tour in March we were at Augrabies Falls. The Euphorbia were in bloom and the butterflies, moths and other insects were having a feast.
I noticed a lizard of about 10” (25cm) climbing up a small bush and stalking a butterfly and took this sequence of shots. Wish I had captured it on video rather than photographs.
 






3 comments:

Gaelyn said...

Love these memories of Augrabies.

Jonker Fourie said...

Great series of pics

Rhodesia said...

Fabulous series, well done. Have a good week Diane