Male Anolis gingivinus Fight for Territory

On a rock wall near the southern lookout point on the top of Pic Paradis I spotted first one, then another Anolis gingivinus that displayed striking coloration and a pronounced dorsal ridge. A few moments later, the two anoles were engaged in battle, presumably over choice territory on the rock fence. (I did not notice any nearby females.) The photos below show: the combatants facing off, the distinctive coloration of each lizard, the battle and the victor enjoying his successfully defended perch.

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