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NATURE’s The Reptiles: Lizards explores the world of the great escape artists of the wild, and looks at their remarkable bag of tricks.

The Reptiles series concludes with the most extraordinarily diverse of all reptiles. Lizards can be found on mountain tops, in the oceans, and in deserts and forests. Viewers meet some of nature’s most spectacular and beautiful varieties, ranging from giants more than ten feet long to tiny creatures no larger than a child’s finger. Lizards bite, lose their tails, have tongues longer than their entire body, and some can even walk on water.

The show travels across the globe to feature some of the most fascinating varieties of lizards, including Indonesia, for a look at the deadly Komodo dragon. The program also looks at people who form strong attachments to the animals, such as Henry Lizardlover, who changed his name to express his feelings for the reptiles. Henry sells photographs of his many lizards posed in a variety of humorous settings.

To order a copy of The Reptiles: Lizards, please visit the NATURE Shop.

Online content for The Reptiles: Lizards was originally posted February 2003.

Production Credits Print

Television Credits

Narrated by
HOWARD McGILLIN

Photography
GORDON BUCHANAN
ARTHUR CLARE
DAVID DAY
JAMES GRAY
ERIC HUYTON
PHIL LOVEL
GRAHAM MacFARLANE
JAMES O'KEEFE
IAN SALVAGE
ANDY SHILLABEER

Sound
CHRIS BARKER
MAX HENNSER
KEN KING
LUKE SCHILLER

Writer
BARRY PAINE

Original Music
ROBERT NEUFELD

Editors
LYNDON MATTHEWS
DAVID PEARCE
VINCENT PIPE

Online Editor
JONATHAN SEAL

Colourist
TIM BOLT

Dubbing Editor
IAN BOWN

Dubbing Mixer
CHRIS DOMAILLE

Graphics
RICOCHET 4

With thanks to:
Walter Meshaka
Galapagos National Parks -- Desiree Cruz
Charles Darwin Research Station -- Roz Cameron
Howard Snell
Tim Schultz
Terry Howard
Terry Thatcher
The Reptile House
University of Stellenbosch
P Le Fras Mouton
Gary and Kathy Jordan
Barny Tomberlain -- Hatari Invertebrates
Trevor Hare
Rural Metro
George Good
The National Zoo Park Washington, D.C.
Mike Davenport and Mike Morgan

Researchers
NIK COLE
TOBY ROSS

Production Executive
JAYNE CLARK

Company Production Manager
WILLIAM MEEHAN

Production Managers
FIONA MACKENZIE
KAREN MEEHAN

Post-production
MALCOLM MEREDITH
DOMINIC WESTON

Programme Consultant
ALAN R. MILLER

Assistant Producers
FELIX LANKESTER
DANIELA PULVERER

Producer
ROB HARVEY

Supervising Producer
MARK STRICKSON

Executive Producer
MICHAEL ROSENBERG

All sequences in this programme, whether filmed in the wild or under controlled conditions, represent authentic behavior.

For NATURE

Series Editor
JANET HESS

Supervising Producer
JANICE YOUNG

Producers
JILL CLARKE
PATTY JACOBSON
SUSANE LEE

Associate Producer
GIANNA SAVOIE

Production Assistant
IRENE TEJARATCHI

Production Secretary
AUSTIN RIPLEY

Manager
EILEEN FRAHER

Production Manager
JULIE SCHAPIRO THORMAN

Online Editor
BARRY GLINER

Sound Mixer
ED CAMPBELL

Series Producer
BILL MURPHY

Executive in Charge
WILLIAM GRANT

Executive Producer
FRED KAUFMAN

A Co-Production of Thirteen/WNET New York and Partridge Films Limited

This program was produced by Thirteen/WNET New York,
which is solely responsible for its content.

Web Credits

Producer
RONNIE GODEANU

Art Director
SABINA DALEY

Designers
LENNY DROZNER
KAREN MATTSON
RADIK SHVARTS

Pagebuilding
BRIAN SANTALONE

Writer
DAVID MALAKOFF

Production Artist
RUIYAN XU

Technical Director
BRIAN LEE

Content Consultant
SUSANE LEE

About the Writer
David Malakoff is a journalist covering research discoveries and the politics of science for SCIENCE MAGAZINE in Washington, D.C. His writing has appeared in a wide range of venues, including THE ECONOMIST, THE WASHINGTON POST, and ABCNews.com.

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