Laughing Lizard is an image macro featuring a photograph of a horned lizard and an interior monologue caption that reads “hhhehehe.” Due to the lizard’s facial expression resembling the laughter of a human, the captioned photograph is also used as a reaction image to indicate a sense of amusement, especially when triggered by something that is deemed silly or lowbrow.


On April 24th, 2009, nature photographer Casey Myers uploaded a photograph to the image-sharing site Flickriver[1] of a horned lizard spotted in the Tonto National Forest Campgrounds at Lake Roosevelt in Arizona. In the photograph, the lizard appears to be chuckling or smiling, as suggested by its slightly agape mouth.