Central Bearded Dragon (Pogona vitticeps), Alice Springs Reptile Centre, Alice Springs, Northern Territory, Australia.

Taken with Canon EOS550D. EFS 55-250mm Lens.

The male will only wave to show submission to a dominant male, whereas the female will wave, followed by a slow head bob, to show she is ready to mate. Gravid females will often refuse the advances of a male by chasing him and lying on his back.

Comments

  • gail woodbury
    gail woodburyover 2 years ago

    He is so cool – great shot Dean ! – love it xx

  • yeah hes cool haha – thanks a lot gail !

    – Dean Cunningham

  • David Haworth
    David Haworthover 2 years ago

    He looks wiser than us. Great shot!

  • oh im sure he is haha – thanks a lot david !

    – Dean Cunningham

  • Fara
    Faraover 2 years ago

    Another amazing image Dean………………………I am now fascinated by the gay life of dragons……………does a gay dragon have no bone in its wrist, so it looks like it is waving…………………I would hate to meet this creature full on………………………you are very brave………………………….cheers Joyce…………………………….x

  • ha thankyou joyce – this guy is quite awesome, but hes only pretty small. im sure he could out run you, but i dont know why he would chase such a nice gal like you :)

    – Dean Cunningham

  • Bill  Robinson
    Bill Robinsonover 2 years ago

    Terrific detail Dean.

  • thanks a lot bill – im thinking your probably back from your trip now !

    – Dean Cunningham

  • Arfan Habib
    Arfan Habibover 2 years ago

    Excellent close up shot mate!

  • thanks heaps mate !

    – Dean Cunningham

  • BGSPhoto
    BGSPhotoover 2 years ago

    Dean, Very well done. A fierce looking creature.
    Bob

  • haha yes i agree, hes awesome – thankyou bob !

    – Dean Cunningham

  • Sandra Fortier
    Sandra Fortierover 2 years ago

    Incredible shot. Just look at those claws!

  • yeah hes quite a beauty – thankyou sandra !

    – Dean Cunningham

  • Elfriede Fulda
    Elfriede Fuldaover 2 years ago

    Wow, this is fantastic, I am not surprised Dean :-))))

  • aww thankyou elfie – love these guys 1

    – Dean Cunningham

  • Manon Boily
    Manon Boilyover 2 years ago

    just like my lizard! so cool animal. very nice close shot Dean

  • haha really, thats awesome – thankyou manon !

    – Dean Cunningham

  • John44
    John44over 2 years ago

    What a terrific close up Dean!
    Every detail is perfectly shown!!!

  • thanks heaps john, and he has a lot of detail, quite a creature !

    – Dean Cunningham

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