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Intellagama lesueurii lesueurii
These are two separate individuals. The Eastern Water Dragons are "[s]exually dimorphic with males more robust than females. Prominent spines on head and along length of back, with a laterally compressed body and tail. Long powerful limbs. Olive green to brown in colour with short dark bands on the body, dark stripe behind the eye. Males have a distinctive red flush over the chest." (Wildlife QLD - http://www.wildlifeqld.com.au/eastern-wa... ).
Swimming in a small lake full of waterlilies and lilypads (see pic 1). On a small island in the same lake (see pic 2). They live amongst other birds on the small island at Kingaroy, QLD.
I have also seen this wonderful dragons at South Bank, Brisbane and the difference in size from these ones in Kingaroy is remarkable. They seem far larger. Here is some great reading about how these dragons are evolving rapidly in different parks - (https://www.brisbanetimes.com.au/nationa... ) Some more interesting reading - (https://www.abc.net.au/news/2018-02-10/w... )