Whether they sneak up next to you on the sidewalk during a walk outside, or seemingly try to impress you with their sun-basking push-ups, southern California’s lizards are fascinating and diverse. There’s no denying that San Diego County is full of lizards! All that visitors to San Diego County have to do is keep their eyes down on the bushes and the rocks while taking a walk, and more likely than not, they will see at least one lizard – and probably within a couple of minutes! From downtown San Diego to the summits of some of San Diego County’s most awesome hikes, lizards are everywhere to be found! And they make great models, as they are known to curiously watch bystanders while sitting motionless, giving the bystanders a perfect photo op!
Check out the slideshow for some candid portraits of some of San Diego County’s most popular lizard species. The slideshow includes photos of the green anole, the common sagebrush lizard, the San Joaquin fence lizard, a young granite spiny lizard, and the great basin fence lizard. For more information on southern California’s native lizard and other reptile species, visit the California Herps website, which offers a guide to the amphibian and reptile species of California.