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Jesus Christ Lizard

The Common basilisk, Basiliscus basiliscus, (or simply the basilisk) is a lizard found in Central and South American rainforests near rivers and streams. Nickname "Jesus Christ" was earned by this lizard becasue of its ability to run on the surface of water. Lizards feet move at 25 strokes per second while generating sufficient thrust and contact surface to ensure body is above the water level.
I should give Pentax stabilizer full credit as this shot was made handheld at 1/20 sec at 240 mm (!)focal distance

Pentax K100D
1/20s f/8.0 at 240.0mm iso400 full exif

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Noor Khan10-Jun-2009 04:26
Cute. Nice music.
I want to see him dance!
Hodero13-Apr-2009 17:38
Hmmm,twice Viva is a bit overdone....
Hodero13-Apr-2009 17:38
Hodero13-Apr-2009 17:37
Jim Coffman20-Jun-2008 20:56
Excellent capture!
Gil Azouri06-Jun-2008 17:31
Wonderful capture and great light
Guest 17-Feb-2008 10:00
Gorgeous little creatur with beautiful colors. V
Pixel Shooter11-Feb-2008 00:26
Very cool, luv your pbase skin as well, great job! ~
MarcWildPassion09-Feb-2008 19:34
Lovelly. jurassic parc in real... Nice colors and sharp picture
Milan Vogrin01-Feb-2008 08:04
What a great lizard and photo! V!
edwina beaumont29-Dec-2007 20:31
superb capture, so exciting to watch
Ali Majdfar26-Dec-2007 18:47
Superb shot, ~V
Sabine Stetson23-Dec-2007 22:02
awesome creature, awesome shot.....
Lampridis Dimitris20-Dec-2007 16:41
Amazing shot , wonderful lizard ! ! ! CONGRATULATIONS *****
Ron Horloff19-Dec-2007 00:25
Excellent capture!
Ann Cleeves08-Dec-2007 00:50
Wonderful clear detail...he looks a little suprised to see you! More good are like an encyclopedia.
Hodero07-Dec-2007 21:32
MarcWildPassion06-Dec-2007 23:14
I like it!
marie-jose wolff06-Dec-2007 21:19
good capture of this wonderful lizard! V
Gus Rosenfeld05-Dec-2007 21:32
Another excellent image! The back-lighted fans are deftly captured. g