Arizona lupine is a common early spring ephemeral wildflower of the Colorado Desert. The purple-pink flowers show a yellow spot on the upper petal, which changes in color to red once the flower has been pollinated to discourage insects from visiting it after pollination.
Location: Anza-Borrego Desert State Park, Borrego Springs, California
Image ID: 35174
Banded iguana, male. The bands of color on the male of this species change from green to either blue, grey or black, depending on mood. Females are usually solid green, ocassionally with blue spots or a few narrow bands.
Species: Banded iguana, Brachylophus fasciatus
Image ID: 12612