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Teiid Lizard Eating Rain Frog

(Ameiva undulata eating Eleutherodactylus ranoides)

Image # 1D2_03614

Carara National Park


Canon 70-200L/f2.8 IS with 1.4x II Teleconverter at 280 mm

ISO 400, f/8, 1/250 second

Manual Metering, 550EX at +1/3 EV



We were on our way our of Carara, washing our boots off in a small creek, when someone spotted this lizard, working on swallowing a frog it had apparently just caught. A number of us were able to take quite a few shots as it tried to position it right to be swallowed. If you like carefully, you can see the frog's eye, just below and to the left of the lizard's eye. A very hearty thank you to James Christensen (, who generously took his time to identify both the lizard and the frog here!