A female Green Lizard (Lacerta viridis) hidden between the granite rocks in Nationalpark Thayatal. In millions of years the river Thaya has cut a deep valley into the granite and has built steep slopes and rock formations, where many thermophile animals and plants have got a home. Every year April/ May I visit this area in the mating time of the lizards because the males are very bright colored then.

Image Details:

Location: Nationalpark Thayatal, Lower Austria
Date: May 30th, 2015
Camera: Canon EOS 5D Mark III
Lens: Sigma 180 mm Macro
Aperture: f 3.5
Exposure: 1/500 sec
ISO: 250

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