A lovely close up portrait of an Eastern Water Dragon.

The Eastern Water Dragon grows to around 80-90cm in length, much of which is tail. The colour consists of shades of grey or brown with a series of black bands on the back and tail and a black stripe on the side of the head behind the eye. The underside is creamy-white, although males may have a vivid red on some or most of the belly and chest. There are enlarged scales forming a crest down the middle of the head, back and tail. The legs are relatively long and powerful and the strong tail is flattened on the sides to assist with swimming.

Canon 450D
75-300mm lens

Some post processing.



  • Ron  Wilson
    Ron Wilsonover 5 years ago

    nice shot there dubois
    i bet you are pleased with this one
    love the sharpest of the shot plus the colours
    and the eye looking at you great shot

  • Thank you for your lovely comments Ron! Yes I was immensely pleased with this shot – quite chuffed in fact. I just love the texture of the scales and yes the way he is eyeballing the camera. ;-)

    – DuboisDigital

  • helene
    heleneover 5 years ago

    Fantastic shot!

  • Thanks so much! ;-)

    – DuboisDigital

  • BigD
    BigDover 5 years ago

    Excellent capture

  • Thanks so much BigD! I am glad that you like it! ;-)

    – DuboisDigital

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