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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 8 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 9 years ago

Fantastic close up...!!

DigantaGogoi 9 years ago


Maria dB
Maria dB 9 years ago


bobcat-labs137 9 years ago

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

ceherzog 9 years ago

Congrats...nice find!

Atul 9 years ago

super spotting and congrats!

Craig Stone
Craig Stone 9 years ago

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

Arun 9 years ago

Congratulations Craig !!

Sachin Zaveri
Sachin Zaveri 9 years ago

Congratulations !!

Gerardo Aizpuru
Gerardo Aizpuru 9 years ago

This looks like prehistoric extraordinary spotting!
Congratulations Craig

Yasser 9 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 9 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 9 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 9 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 9 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 9 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 9 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 9 years ago

Wonderful colors. Great photos

FianaShapiro 9 years ago

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

Craig Stone
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Craig Stone

Queensland, Australia

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

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