This lizard was observed during the day running up a sand dune south of Swakopmund, western Namibia.
Shown with a Namaqua or desert chameleon
Shown with Zygophyllum stapffii (Dollar Bush)
This melon is a very important food source for the Nama speaking peoples of the Namib Desert. The common name is !nara.
This lacertid was found during the day 15 km east of Swakopmund in western Namibia.
This lacertid was found during the day in sand dunes 2 km SW of Swakopmund in western Namibia.
With some Cape Cormorants.
Desert adaptation: "button beetle or trench-digging beetle (Lepidochora discoidalis), which digs a fog trench into the side of the dune. Micro droplets of water condense on the side of the trench, which then gets licked up by the beetle."
Namib desert plant.
Fitzsimon's Burrowing Skink