‘Hey you, get off my cloud….’
The frill-necked lizard 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 which are connected to the jaw bones. When the lizard is frightened, it gapes its mouth, exposing a bright pink or yellow lining; the frill flares out as well, displaying bright orange and red scales. This reaction is often used to discourage predators or during courtship. The frill-necked lizard is found mainly in the northern regions of Australia and southern New Guinea.
Also known as the frilled neck lizard.
Camera: Canon 40D EOS
Lens: Sigma 18-200mm
Location: Sydney, NSW, Australia