Basking basilisk

Green basilisk

One happy iguana! Photo captured by Amiee Stubbs for Nashville Zoo’s Picture of the Week.

This green basilisk at the Nashville Zoo‘s Unseen World Exhibit knows how to strike a pose!  Green basilisks are also known as “Jesus Christ lizards” for their ability to run across water. Their specially designed feet and rapidly churning legs allow them to move along the surface of the water for 15 feet.