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Bearded Dragon

Pogona barbata


"The eastern bearded dragon is an agamid lizard found in wooded parts of Australia. It is one of a group of species known commonly as bearded dragons."


This Eastern Bearded Dragon was shedding it's skin.

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Neil Ross
Neil Ross 10 years ago

They're amazing photos, Craig. I love how they puff up their throat and flatten themselves out. One of my favourite lizards. Well spotted :-)

Ashish Nimkar
Ashish Nimkar 11 years ago

Fantastic close up...!!

DigantaGogoi 11 years ago


Maria dB
Maria dB 11 years ago


bobcat-labs137 11 years ago

Handsome little guy, I'd say. Talk about a nice shot!

ceherzog 11 years ago

Congrats...nice find!

Atul 11 years ago

super spotting and congrats!

Craig Stone
Craig Stone 11 years ago

Thanks everyone.
And thanks to Project Noah for selecting my photo as a spotting of the day :)

Arun 11 years ago

Congratulations Craig !!

Sachin Zaveri
Sachin Zaveri 11 years ago

Congratulations !!

Gerardo Aizpuru
Gerardo Aizpuru 11 years ago

This looks like prehistoric extraordinary spotting!
Congratulations Craig

Yasser 11 years ago

Congrats Craig! This awesome submission has earned you Spotting of the Day!

"Mature male Australian Bearded Dragons will turn their beards black during courtship to signal dominance."


Ava T-B
Ava T-B 11 years ago

Craig, I'm glad you like my tile. My niece loved it. How great that your taking ceramics too! I've been at it for 25 years and i won't throw lids or pull handles, so my hat's off to you!

patty 11 years ago

Great picture! I love how the easter bearded dragon is looking at you; in the pictures I have seen reptiles seemed to be looking at other things... this is a very impressive animal. Would love seeing more pictures =) Greetings

Craig Stone
Craig Stone 11 years ago

Nice work Ava T-B :)
And best wishes to your niece.
I've been busy learning ceramics myself lately.
Mainly doing pots and vases. I made a jar with a lid last week. I hope it goes ok in its bisque firing :)

Ava T-B
Ava T-B 11 years ago

Craig -- I was inspired by this photo to make a ceramic tile. I've posted a picture of it on Flickr at
I hope you like it. I'm giving it to my niece who rescues and rehabs bearded dragons here in San Diego.

Craig Stone
Craig Stone 11 years ago

I've spotted this one again after it had finished shedding its skin and have a few more different bearded dragons in the area so I'll post some more photos up this weekend if I get some time :)

sciguy617 11 years ago

That's a great picture I love bearded dragons was he agitated it looks like he (or she) is puffing its beard

CarolSnowMilne 11 years ago

Wonderful colors. Great photos

FianaShapiro 11 years ago

Great picture of a really unusual looking species..I don't know if I've ever seen a picture before.

Craig Stone
Spotted by
Craig Stone

Queensland, Australia

Spotted on Jan 15, 2011
Submitted on Sep 28, 2011

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