Lizards in Sicily

The beautiful lizards.

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Lizard (Podarcis siculus) living near Hotel La Corte Del Sole, Noto.

Photo: Per-Erik Skramstad / Wonders of Sicily

 

 

Lizard at the mountain called La rocca in Cefalù.

Photo: Per-Erik Skramstad / Wonders of Sicily

 

 

Lizard (Podarcis siculus) on the mountain called La rocca di Cefalù. The photo was taken near the cemetary.

Photo: Per-Erik Skramstad / Wonders of Sicily

 

 

Anything happening here? A lizard in the Botanical garden in Palermo is checking out what is happening.

Photo: Per-Erik Skramstad / Wonders of Sicily

 

 

A lizard (Podarcis siculus) on la rocca di Cefalù.

Photo: Per-Erik Skramstad / Wonders of Sicily

 

Lizard (Podarcis siculus) living in the ruins at the former Greek and Roman town of Solunto (between Palermo and Cefalù).

Photo: Per-Erik Skramstad / Wonders of Sicily

 

 

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A Sicilian lizard (Podarcis siculus), living in Taormina.

Photo: Per-Erik Skramstad / Wonders of Sicily

 

 

Lizard (Podarcis siculus) in Segesta.

Photo: Per-Erik Skramstad / Wonders of Sicily

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A little rascal (Podarcis siculus) trying to hide from the photographer.

Photo: Per-Erik Skramstad / Wonders of Sicily

 

 

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Lizard (Podarcis siculus) in the Cefalù cemetery.

Photo: Per-Erik Skramstad / Wonders of Sicily

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A lizard (maybe Laceerta bilineata or Podarcis siculus), living near the Greek theatre in Syracuse.

Photo: Per-Erik Skramstad / Wonders of Sicily

 

 

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Lizard (Podarcis siculus) catching an insect as I watch.

Photo: Per-Erik Skramstad / Wonders of Sicily

 

 

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Lizard (Podarcis siculus) in Taormina.

Photo: Per-Erik Skramstad / Wonders of Sicily

 

 

Lizard living in Noto Antica

Lizard (probably Podarcis waglerianus or Podarcis siculus) living in Noto Antica.

Photo: Per-Erik Skramstad / Wonders of Sicily

 

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On the golden column to the right, you can see a lizard - Giacomo Serpotta's signature. ('Sirpuzza' means a small serpent in Sicilian dialect.) In the Oratorio del SS. Rosario di San Domenico, Serpottas stuccoes had to amalgamate to the existing paintings and merge with them visually and semantically

Photo: Per-Erik Skramstad / Wonders of Sicily

Thanks and copyright

  • Many thanks to Søe Pedersen, Reptilia.dk, for naming the different lizards!
  • If you want to use any of the lizards photos on your non-commercial blog or web site, please contact the editor. (Normally it's OK as long as you credit and make a link to this page.)