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Eastern water dragon portrait While examining and photographing some ferns...this little eastern water dragon appeared from within the foliage to check me out. I think a juvenile as quite small and colours subtle. <br />
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35 cm length head to tip of tail.  Agamidae,Australia,Australian water dragon,Eastern water dragon,Geotagged,Intellagama lesueurii,Squamata,Vertebrate,Winter,fauna,lizard,reptile Click/tap to enlarge Promoted

Eastern water dragon portrait

While examining and photographing some ferns...this little eastern water dragon appeared from within the foliage to check me out. I think a juvenile as quite small and colours subtle.

35 cm length head to tip of tail.

    comments (6)

  1. Nice finding! Posted 19 days ago
    1. Thank you. It surely found me! Common enough in these parts, the first very small one I've seen. Posted 18 days ago
  2. Love this shot, Ruth! Posted 18 days ago
    1. Awesome, thanks Christine. Posted 18 days ago
  3. Whoa, proper dragon! Spectacularly clear shot. Posted 18 days ago
    1. Thanks Ferdy. Posted 18 days ago

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The Australian water dragon (Intellagama lesueurii, formerly Physignathus lesueurii) is the only species of the genus Intellagama which includes the eastern water dragon (I. l. lesueurii) and the Gippsland water dragon (I. l. howittii) subspecies. It is an arboreal agamid species native to eastern Australia from Victoria northwards to Queensland. There may be a small introduced population on the south-east coast of South Australia.

Similar species: Scaled Reptiles
Species identified by Ruth Spigelman
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By Ruth Spigelman

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Uploaded Jul 27, 2020. Captured Jul 19, 2020 13:33 in Unnamed Road, Sydney NSW 2000, Australia.
  • NIKON D850
  • f/10.0
  • 10/2500s
  • ISO320
  • 200mm