Saturday, 21 February 2009

CC Frilled Lizard


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Another Australian animal!The first photo was taken by my Dutch daughter
My daughter in Australia sent me the second photo, and the third photo I got from Google. I needed it to show what the neck frill looked like. I hope to see it next time I come to Australia.

The Frill-necked Lizard, or Frilled Lizard also known as the Frilled Dragon, (Chlamydosaurus kingii) is so called because of the large ruff of skin which usually lies folded back against its head and neck. The neck frill is supported by long spines of cartilage, and when the lizard is frightened, it gapes its mouth showing a bright pink or yellow lining, and the frill flares out, displaying bright orange and red scales. The frill may also aid in thermoregulation


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31 comments:

T said...

Very cool shots! Wow, love that last photo!

JenReg said...

That is an interesting lizard! My daughter and I could barely see him in the first picture! Thanks for sharing.

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Tammy said...

Those are cool, but I might be a little timid if I saw one in person.

i beati said...

a tiny dinosaur quality ha . Lots here.Sandy

Middle Ditch said...

The top picture would be ideal for a jigsaw. Love those too. I had a look at your daughter's blog. She is going to have a real nice kitchen.

fishing guy said...

Wil: Looks like the giant prehistoric dinosaurs of film fame.

Pam said...

Great photo, Wil. If I ever saw one of them while walking in the woods, I would be running in the other direction;) You may have a fear of heights, but I have a fear of things that crawl;) Thank you for the visit and kind words...

Nikki-ann said...

That's quite a lizard! Thanks for sharing it with us :)

Miss_Yves said...

De vrais petits dragons!

TheWritersPorch said...

Wil......he is stunning! Great shots!
Thanks for sending me the SBP pics,
love them! You are so lucky!
Hugs,
Carol

Cynthia said...

Excellent Frilled Dragon. What a fancy name for the frightful creature! <3

ChrisC and JonJ said...

Ewwww......I hate to say/write this but I don't find he/she attractive at all!

Marja said...

We've got lizards here but not as cool as that one. Marvelous picture

Misty Dawn said...

These photos are absolutely amazing! What a great post!

Noner said...

I always see pictures of them all frilled up. I didn't recognize what it was in the first picture!

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Smart Mouth Broad said...

Now that's a very strange looking critter!

Robert V. Sobczak said...

If it was 10 times as big it would be a Medieval dragon. Great capture with it fully frilled.

Greyscale Territory said...

What fantastic shots of the lizard! I am amazed they stood still for long enough!

Indrani said...

Aren't they frightening?!
Good close shots! I am surprised that I am admiring its beauty too!

Gayle said...

I wouldn't want to run into that guy on the trail!

Tink *~*~* said...

Strange looking beast when he's all unfurled - no wonder he's called a "dragon"!

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Etje said...

van zo'n foto kan ik natuurlijk alleen maar dromen he, prachtig hoor.

Groetjes

Cloudia said...

What a fine fellow! Aloha

jeannette St.G. said...

wow, the last one (photo) really looks like a small dragon (the prehistoric ones) - we have lizzards in my yard, one came in my house -univited! but only the small and simple ones. Your daughter seems pretty active in photography too :)

Ann said...

In 1986, I was clearing an over grown garden with my Mum and Dad. There were many of the Aussie lizards.

We were used to big monitor lizards in Borneo.

It is good that you and your daughter share the same interest in nature photography. I hope your grand children will inherit these genes.

Michele said...

We don't have the lizards running around here, that's for sure! But they are kind of cool creatures, thanks for the information, the pictures are awesome!

hug♥

Dianne said...

they really hide themselves!! wish I could do that ;)

Lilli & Nevada said...

Wow what a fantastic creature, i love the last photo.He looks all buffed up

Babooshka said...

The Lizards have always amused me with there displays. What a boon to for yoru daughter to capture ao well.

Carletta said...

When you look at these animals it is so very easy to see huge dinosaurs!
Fantastic images!

Barbara Martin said...

This is an interesting lizard that I have read about some time ago. It's nice to refresh one's memory. Beautiful photos, Wil. Thanks for posting them.