Photo of the Day: Philippine Forest Crested Lizard

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This is one of the eastern Philippine island populations of crested lizards in the genus Gonocephalus. ┬áMembers of the genus in the Philippines are forest obligate species, with three, relatively widespread species currently recognized in the archipelago. ┬áMales develop quite beautiful crests on their heads and backs, and you can’t beat the eye color.

Photograph by Cameron D. Siler