Behold the Collared Lizard! We found this little friend while we were hiking north of Moab yesterday. It isn't strange to see lizards in general out here, but this species is a rare sight. His colors are so bold against the muted desert landscape, and he let us get within a foot or two to get this photo. He's about full grown at almost 12 inches long snout to tail, and he stood his ground valiantly. What a treat!