A Balinese skink

I am very fond of skinks and it was a pleasure to see this beautiful creature on a number of occasions in Bali recently. They are however, rather shy and I only managed to get some decent photographs in one location: the Bali Mangrove forest walk. These lizards are kept as pets by some people,…

Skinks, me thinks, are cool!

I like skinks.  They look friendly!  There is something about their smooth shape and rounded lines that looks more attractive than some other types of lizard.  There are more than 1,400 species of skinks; most have cylindrical bodies and short limbs, but others have lost their limbs altogether (or have very reduced appendages).  There are…