Photographer's Note

I was very lucky to get this shot (crop; see in WS the original picture).
We started trekking late (9.30 AM) and after 30 minutes walk, I noticed 4 izards coming down the mountain. Luckily, the wind was in the good direction. I stopped and started looking at them, through my camera and zoom at the extended range. They moved slowly, looking everywhere, and saw us but as we didn't move, they went on to reach stones where some salt has been put by shepperd for the sheep. We moved slowly to come closer. A quarter an hour after, they suddenly ran. I had changed my setting from 1/90s at the begining to 1/250s.
The izard is relative to the Pyrénées, 1m long and 25kg. I think that the jump should be close to 5 m long. Surprising position, never seen such a picture for this animal. Hope you appreciate!

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