I have numerous photos of a wide variety of flowers from Costa Rica; the country is so incredibly diverse biologically speaking. We saw several interesting animals there, but none startled and amazed me as much as this bizarre alien looking lizard that darted out from under the trees and out *on to* the water.
I have been doing a bunch of googling since our stay at Tabacon Hot Springs, but it took me a while to find this fella. Technically they are called the “Green Basilisk Lizard” – like, for real, as in referring to the legendary monsters, – yes, like the one they kill in Harry Potter. They are commonly referred to the “Jesus Christ Lizard,” because – yes, they *actually* can walk on water. Crazy!
Photo in header by Joseph C Boone via Wikimedia Commons.
Photo in post by me before I nearly dropped my camera.