Plumed Basilisk illuminated by a shaft of sunlight at Tortuguero

Plumed Basilisk illuminated by a shaft of sunlight at Tortuguero - REPTILES & AMPHIBIANS
Tortugero National Park, Costa Rica (August 2012)

This image was taken on a boat trip from Turtle Beach Lodge.

Also known as Green Basilisk. They are nicknamed "Jesus Christ lizards" for their ability to run on water when escaping from predators. For more information on this species of lizard see:
Plumed basilisk (Basiliscus plumifrons) / ARKive
Plumed Basilisk / Wikipedia

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River Turtle with a Plumed Basilisk on it's back at Tortuguero


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