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Water Dragon

2011.09.15
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Brisbane - just here and there... and there...
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"The Australian Water Dragon (Physignathus lesueurii), which includes the Eastern Water Dragon (P. l. lesueurii) and the Gippsland Water Dragon (P. l. howittii), is an arboreal agamid species native to Eastern Australia from Victoria north to Queensland, there is also a small population in the south-east coast of the State of South Australia.

Australian water dragons are extremely shy in the wild, but readily adapt to continual human presence in suburban parks and gardens. They are fast runners and strong climbers. When presented with a potential predator, they seek cover in thick vegetation, or drop from an overhanging branch into water. They are able to swim totally submerged, and rest on the bottom of shallow creeks or lakes for up to 90 minutes,[2] to avoid detection.

Both males and females display typical agamid behaviour such as basking, arm-waving and head-bobbing. Fast arm-waving signals dominance, while slow arm-waving signals submission. Males are territorial,[1] and in areas of higher population density, males exhibit displays of aggression toward other males including posturing and chasing."

In wikipedia
17 Comments
angil Estás a começar a especializar-te em animais rastejantes. O que é que a Cristina diz a isso? Mais uma vez, a iluminação está óptima. A 4ª está muito boa.
angil · 2011-09-16: 07:42
lookagain Intriguing creature....mysterious-looking! Love the light and clarity in #4!
lookagain · 2011-09-16: 08:15
berlulu Belle lumière sur un sujet très intriguant!
berlulu · 2011-09-16: 08:19
Lynda great shots
Lynda · 2011-09-16: 08:42
Annbramwell The wonderful lighting and dark shadows highlight all his spikes and scales beautifully... yet another great set Renato!
Annbramwell · 2011-09-16: 09:10
lismel I love the first and the fourth for the interesting and nice lighting !
lismel · 2011-09-16: 10:17
josy63 Ces bestioles me donnent froid dans le dos, les petites comme les grosses, mais je dois avouer que vues à travers ton regard, je les trouve "intéressantes" et pour le moins intrigantes. Je trouve la dernière extraordinaire
josy63 · 2011-09-16: 11:22
finbarr Amazing shots !!
finbarr · 2011-09-16: 16:54
EvaLizette Love the shadows and the dark feeling in them. So sharp and great focus :)
EvaLizette · 2011-09-16: 16:58
Andrealolita Wow..!
Andrealolita · 2011-09-17: 09:19
MsCumberdale The fourth is so tough! The light is great, and that it seems to be watching you makes it really interesting.. Nice set :)
MsCumberdale · 2011-09-17: 10:33
Davorka Love the light and clarity in this series !
Davorka · 2011-09-18: 02:19
meppol love the lighting, especially in the last two images. Amazing detail
meppol · 2011-09-19: 04:42
adeleharrow cool set
adeleharrow · 2011-09-19: 18:28
????? Incredible detail..love the lighting.... :)
????? · 2011-09-21: 12:08
cpneumann My "BUS" friend! :)
cpneumann · 2011-09-26: 21:34
Unchained Não gosto nada destes feiosos, mas vistos com os seus olhos, são fabulosos. O jogo de luz e sombra está lindo, tirou em modo manual???
Unchained · 2011-10-02: 14:28
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