I love the blue-tongue lizards and this female was meditating near the path and disinclined to be concerned about the human creature snapping photos. They have a lovely pattern and cool little feet.
Blue tongue lizards are part of the skink family and are pretty common in most parts of Australia, in fact this one is called the Common Eastern Blue-tongued Lizard. They are docile and friendly and this very pregnant female had no qualms about approaching the family as we sat in the shade of a pandanus tree at Serenity Beach. I think she was attracted by the food as we were eating rice cakes and she walked right into our midst where she sat on a vacated towel and proceeded to eat up any scraps the grand-kids had dropped. How can you not adore that neat little foot with the lovely pattern.