My favorite Sonoran Desert lizard is the psychedelically colored collared lizard. Collared lizards often perch on large boulders on the lookout for a meal. They prey on other lizards but also eat insects and other invertebrates. I once spent two weeks photographing collared lizards in an isolated canyon. They moved so little from their boulder perches that I might have imagined they were statues. Suddenly, one rocketed off on its hind legs! Skidding to a halt, it grabbed a darkling beetle and quickly gobbled it down. It then went back into statue mode until the next unfortunate creature wandered by. Good things come to those who wait – both collared lizards and photographers.