Water Anole Lizard Breathes Underwater

Occurred on July, 2018 / Coto Brus, Costa Rica

Info from Licensor: "The water anole (Anolis Aquaticus) is a small tropical lizard found in Central America. The water anole lives on rocks and vegetation beside streams, but jumps in the water when predators are near. They sometimes stay completely submerged for relatively long periods of time to escape threats. I've clocked on anole at 16 minutes! How they manage these long dives is not well known. This video captures the water anole 'breathing' underwater. They may use this air bubble, and other connected ones that cling to its head and neck, to store oxygen during long dives."