10 incredible desert animals that can take the heat

These awesome animals inhabit Israel's most arid environments, from the Judean Desert to the Negev.

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Blue male Sinai agama lizard Blue male Sinai agama lizard (Photo: Cat Downie / Shutterstock)

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The showy Sinai agama

A striking fellow, the male Sinai Agama (Agama sinaita) turns an ornamental shade of blue during the mating season and is by far the most colorful desert species on the list. Gaining energy from the sun, these lizards are expert climbers and runners. The desert environment is perfect for them — the more sun they get, the faster they can run. 

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