Basking on a rock on the side of the Sierra Buttes Trail
This particular lizard lived on a basalt flow, and so is darker than normal.
On the east summit of Twin Peaks.
Juvenile with mites.
The sagebrush lizard (Sceloporus graciosus) is a common species of phrynosomatid lizard found at mid to high altitudes in the western United States of America. It belongs to the genus Sceloporus (spiny lizards) in the Phrynosomatidae family of reptiles. Named after the sagebrush plants near which it is commonly found, the sagebrush lizard has keeled and spiny scales running along its dorsal surface.