The Eastern Green Lizard (Lacerta viridis) is a very rare reptile species in Germany. It is one of the largest lizards in Europe and is certainly one of the most beautiful animals to be found in Germany. However, it is not easy to find it and that is a good thing, because it is strictly protected and threatened with extinction, especially in East Germany.
During late spring and early summer the males of these reptiles have very great colors with blue or turquoise colored heads and light green bodies.
Photo taken May 2021 using the Pentax K1 II and the Pentax 150 – 450 mm F4.5-5.6 zoom lens.