The lizard was found in full sun on top of a rock.
This lizard was found on a rock near the walking path that was not overly sunny.
The lizard was found with its body spread across a rock to get warm.
The lizard was spotted on a sunny rock and seemed curious of me as I approached.
This common side-blotched lizard was in full sunlight on the rock. It had bright, almost neon, coloration.
This lizard was found running in the dirt near a tree trunk. It had impressive yellow and blue spots/stripes.
So blue and green.
The common side-blotched lizard (Uta stansburiana) is a species of side-blotched lizard found on the Pacific Coast of North America. It is notable for having a unique form of polymorphism wherein each of the three different male morphs utilizes a different strategy in acquiring mates. The three morphs compete against each other following a pattern of rock, paper, scissors, where one morph has advantages over another but is outcompeted by the third.