Normally when we talk about the reptiles in London it’s corrupt bankers that are at the forefront of our minds. Thankfully the WWT reserve at Barnes has the sort that are far less likely to fiddle interest rates and bring the country to its knees. I am of course talking about Common Lizards, four of which we saw desperately trying to soak up the few rays of sun that managed to break through the clouds. With low body temperatures they unsurprisingly weren’t that willing to move which was ideal for someone after a few photographs.

27533 - Common Lizard, WWT London
27506 - Common Lizard, WWT London
27502 - Common Lizard, WWT London
27531 - Common Lizard, WWT London
27499 - Common Lizard, WWT London

The surrounding pools were also home to several Marsh Frogs which were giving an incredible vocal display that has to be heard to be believed. If I’d though about it at the time I would have recorded some audio, but alas I have failed you. More the reason to head back again some time soon.


TexWisGirl · July 6, 2012 at 8:54 pm

i love the focus in the first shot. 🙂

FAB · July 6, 2012 at 8:58 pm

Lovely shots of the sun loving Lizards.

Bob Bushell · July 6, 2012 at 10:04 pm

I love them all, grand photography.

Caroline Gill · July 6, 2012 at 10:08 pm

Beautiful lizard shots, Adam. I had no idea these resided in the Barnes WWT.

I wonder if you have also seen lizards at Llyn Llech Owain at the back of Cross Hands?

Sondra · July 7, 2012 at 2:01 am

SOME amazing reptile shots Adam!! The DOF of the first shot is really wonderful.

Gillian Olson · July 7, 2012 at 4:41 am

Great shots, don't see lizards that often.

Alcester nature photography. · July 7, 2012 at 8:01 am

Superb pics, really glad I have found this blog.


holdingmoments · July 7, 2012 at 12:43 pm

Cracking shots Adam.

Betty Manousos · July 7, 2012 at 7:47 pm

gorgeous shots! i particularly like that first one.

i just love your blog/phtotography!

J · July 7, 2012 at 7:52 pm

Brilliant shots! Seen a few of these, but never managed any decent photos – even of the one that was crawling over my camera bag when I had my back turned at Oxwich!

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