Water Dragon 23rd January 2014

  • Canon EOS 5D Mark II
  • Adobe Photoshop CS5 Windows
  • 2014:01:23 21:52:08
  • 0.004 s (1/250) (1/250)
  • f/7.1
  • 100
  • 2013:10:26 14:42:58
  • 1.38m
  • No
  • 275.00 (275/1)

Shot Notes

This is a juvenile Australian Water Dragon. We saw him at the Gold Coast Regional Botanic Gardens in Queensland. He can dive from trees into water to avoid birds or in this case a bridge. They are the only species of the genus Intellagama and are smarter than the average reptile. These cunning creatures adapt to the human world by hiding near lights and letting insects come to them.

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The adult Water Dragon looks like this.

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