Photographer Yan Hidayat loves to document pictures of animals, birds, and insects and show the world the side where these animals are captured doing things that we generally consider odd for them. Among these pictures, one of them is a lizard enjoying the sunlight with a relaxing face. The picture when shared on social media, it went viral overnight. So, here is the collection of many reptiles relaxing and enjoying nature. Go through the gallery and don't forget to let us know which one is your favorite.
21 Stunning Pictures Showing Reptiles Enjoying And Relaxing Under The Sun
In an interview with Bored Panda, Yan talks about his passion for macro photography: “I’ve been in the photography world for a long time. I’ve been in it for about 12 years now.”
“I like macro photos because insects and reptiles are very unique and interesting to capture through photos.” After he snaps the shots he needs, he admits that “there’s a feeling of satisfaction in my heart when we get the moment I want.”
Yan also talks about his viral picture of a lizard chilling under the sun. He describes the reptile as a forest lizard which more accurately might be the Sulawesi Bloodsucker, and the context of this viral photo. “I have had this lizard since I was little; it is no longer wild and has often been the subject of my photos. It practically lives inside my house, but I always take it outside to enjoy the sun. I took advantage of the fact that it was relaxed in the sun, and surprisingly, I managed to capture that.”
Yan loves macro and reptile photography because they are very original
Another viral picture shows a frog taking a ride on a turtle's back
Yan says in his viral picture, it is no mere lizard, and the fact it lives together, he calls it a dragon, which is a very honorable name in the lizard family. The photographer also assured people that the lizard at this moment “is healthy.”