By Jamie Smith
A lizard climbing a flower stalk proves it is the real lord of the rings.
Nature photographer Danny Young, 69 snapped a lizard using its tail to create a full circle in his own front garden.
Danny snapped the cute anole lizard after it unexpectedly climbed into shot of feeding hummingbirds and made a complete circle as it changed direction.
Danny, who is from Hollywood, Georgia, said: “I was attempting to make images of hummingbirds feeding on bee balm plants when an anole making a u-turn, creating a circle with her tail and body.
“I see movement in the bee balm plant, look and then see the anole climbing down the stalk, looking for food.
“Then, as the anole gets about halfway down, she turns around and starts back up. At that moment, I continued pressing the shutter and captured this image.
“I was actually disappointed at the end of my two hour shoot because I didn’t get any good hummingbird images.
“But when I saw the anole image on my computer, I felt like it was interesting, but had no idea it would be named Top Shot of the day with National Geographic.”