Just had to get that in!!
Taken at Tropical World, Canal Gardens, Roundhay, Leeds, W Yorkshire, England, UK., whilst out on a shoot with fellow bubbler JacquiK.
The genus (Pogona) is in the subfamily Agaminae of the family Agamidae. Their characteristics include spiny scales arranged in rows and clusters. These are found on the throat, which can be expanded when threatened, and at the back of the head. The species also displays a hand-waving gesture, thought to draw an attack from any predator that may be in the area, however this can also be used as a form of communication between the species. They have the chameleon-like ability to change colour during rivalry challenges between males, and in response to temperature change and other stimuli.They can reach to the size of about 13 to 24 inches.
In captivity: Bearded dragons as pets…..
Bearded dragons are very successful in captivity and are one of the favourites among hobbyists and experts alike. They have a very friendly nature towards people, and are very calm when they grow into adults. Juveniles are generally very active but still very friendly, and even make good pets for children. Pogona have an average life span of 10–20 years, although some have been known to live longer.
Tamron 70-300mm macro lens @ 300mm.
1 jpeg shot (hand held) plus 2 duplicates HDR & Tonemapped in Dynamic Photo HDR.
Photoshop Elements 7.