Water Dragon by main1

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Chinese water dragons can grow up to 90 cm (3 ft) in length for males and up to 60 cm (2 ft) for females. Coloration ranges from dark to light green. Diagonal stripes of green or turquoise are found on the body, while the tail is banded from the middle to the end with green and dark brown. Their undersides range from white, off white, very pale green, or pale yellow. But more attractive are their throats, which can be quite colorful (generally yellow, orange, or peach), some with a single color, some with stripes.

Native to the lowland and highland forests of India, Northern and southern China, and eastern and southeastern Asia (Thailand, Vietnam, Laos, Cambodia, Burma), Chinese water dragons are most commonly found along the banks of freshwater lakes and streams. They are active during the day (diurnal), and spend most of their time in the trees or plants (arboreal). If threatened, the dragon will drop from the trees into the water and either swim to safety or remain submerged for up to 25 minutes. Water dragons live in areas with average humidity levels of 60–80% and temperatures ranging from 80–90 °F. (wiki)
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  • Richard Fox
    Richard Foxabout 4 years ago

    Another great shot.

  • Thank you so much Richard :O)

    – main1

  • Ray Clarke
    Ray Clarkeabout 4 years ago

  • :O)

    – main1

  • sarnia2
    sarnia2about 4 years ago

  • :-)

    – main1

  • Enivea
    Eniveaabout 4 years ago

    The colouration is amazing!

  • Thank you :O) They are such beautiful creatures!!

    – main1

  • 1Nino
    1Ninoabout 4 years ago

    Wonderful details, textures, clarity and colors stand out in this beauty. …..Tony

  • Thank you Tony!! This little fellow was adorable!!

    – main1

  • Rick  Friedle
    Rick Friedleabout 4 years ago

    Awesome Shot!

  • Thank you :O)

    – main1

  • Barb Leopold
    Barb Leopoldabout 4 years ago

    Fantastic detail in this shot, well done Marleia!

  • Thank you so very much :-)

    – main1

  • Stephen Stephen
    Stephen Stephenabout 4 years ago

    Marleia wonderful details on the eye and head.

  • Thank you very much Stephen :O)

    – main1

  • Martin Smart
    Martin Smartabout 4 years ago

    Awesome shot Marleia, amazing clarity and colour!

  • Thank you so much Martin :O)

    – main1

  • Samuel Gundry
    Samuel Gundryabout 4 years ago

    Yep, great sharpness/clarity. Spot on focus.

  • Thank you very much Samuel :-)

    – main1

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