Then yesterday I got a photo presentation via e-mail from Mori Chen and it took me totally off guard! These amazing creatures have a life span of more than 20 years and can reach a length of up to 75 cm. Called Hardon Zav חרדון צב in Hebrew, they can be found in several places in the desert here. Their beauty certainly is in the eyes of the beholder, but they surely are very special!
Mori Chen took photos of two male lizards fighting over a female. They got entangled in fisherman's yarn, which was probably placed there by hunters, trying to catch the lizards and putting them up for sale. When Mori and the wildlife ranger, who accompanied him, saw danger for the lizards, because of the yarn, they ended the fight, put them out of their misery and released them again.
Open the link, take a visual tour to the desert and enjoy these very special and fantastic photos!
Thank you so much Mori for sharing this experience and for permitting me to write about it here!