You are here

The Symbol Of Ibiza

Think of Ibiza, think of an animal to represent it and you've probably already envisaged an image of a lizard

By Spotlight

Think of Ibiza, think of an animal to represent it and you've probably already envisaged an image of a lizard in your mind's eye. They're everywhere in Ibiza; real ones, lounging on warm rocks in the sun, and represented in paintings, sculptures and ceramics in bars, restaurants, houses and shops all over the island.

Now, they've been the subject of a study by National Geographic Young Explorer Dr. Neil Losin and his colleague Dr. Nate Dappen so that they can create a book about them. Called, The Symbol: Wall Lizards of the Pityusic Archipelago, the coffee table book will be available in Spanish, English, German and Italian and the two scientists postulate that it will be a perfect souvenir from a visit to the islands.

ibiza lizard

There is a wonderful gallery of photos available online which shows the brilliant blue and yellow coloured lizards which are found on Ibiza, Formentera and the little islets off the coast, including Es Vedra, where some spectacular photos were taken from the summit.

A couple of videos by the scientists really do illustrate just how beautiful the landscapes, flora and fauna of our small islands is – take a look.

Es Vedra

The Expedition

Tags:


Related content

A new week and a new issue of our weekly digital magazine, highlighting the best of the island from...
All you need to know about the upcoming season.
You know nothing, naysayers.
All the best bits from the last week of Ibiza goodness.
The summer of your life awaits you.
An opportunity to join the island's best and longest serving website.
Help to keep the White Isle special.


Latest news

The beats that won't stop bringing this DJ back

Yesterday

All hail the King of Ibiza

1 day ago

Our wishlist for Ibiza's biggest ever closing party

1 day ago

Nic Fanciulli B2B Eats Everything at Benimussa Park. BIG

2 days ago

Privilege's smaller club room waves goodbye to summer

2 days ago

Special charity event this

3 days ago

Cruise under control into sunset

3 days ago

Queuing out the Space car park for Coxy

3 days ago