Water dragon by onewing

Water dragon

Took my car in for annual roadworthy this morning and spotted this water dragon sunning himself on an old tyre.

I think he spotted me, but he wasn't in a hurry to move.

Keeping my eye on the news at the moment as there is a siege situation at the Lindt Café in Martin Place in Sydney. Been going on all day. Five people so far have either escaped or been released, but that area of Sydney is in lockdown at the moment. Hope all ends well.

Today's topic photo - flora
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Beautiful shot! I like the red color on his stomach. I live in New York and we've been hearing about the situation in the café in Sydney all evening! As you say, I hope that it ends well.
December 15th, 2014  
Gorgeous dragon :) just hearing about the seige in Sydney, not good. Lets hope everyone gets out ok.
December 15th, 2014  
Wonderful capture Babs
December 15th, 2014  
Love it! Great color & detail!
December 15th, 2014  
What a handsome creature! Hope the situation in Sydney ends without bloodshed, we've just been watching on the news.
December 15th, 2014  
wow!
December 15th, 2014  
oh I do love these guys
December 15th, 2014  
Ooh Yes I am sure he is keeping an eye on you !!
December 15th, 2014  
Great capture!
December 15th, 2014  
Terrific shot. Yes, in NZ we are aware of the Lindt Cafe situation and we too hope that it ends safely.
December 15th, 2014  
Spectacular detail, Babs. He looks rather big?!
December 15th, 2014  
Lovely capture and detail
December 15th, 2014  
What a super looking beastie. I am sure that @annied would appreciate this shot
December 15th, 2014  
What a beauty he is Babs, love these scaly reptiles :)
December 15th, 2014  
Beautiful image Babs, lovely detail and composition, I hope the cafe siege ends peacefully and quickly, it's in the news here as well:)
December 15th, 2014  
@creampuff and I do - love dragons
December 15th, 2014  
@creampuff @annied You disappoint me Annie, I thought you would have one as a pet, or at least a part time visitor. They are beautiful.
December 15th, 2014  
@onewing I have a beardie but not the water variety - they can grow to just under a metre so they require a decent habitat hahaha
December 15th, 2014  
Lovely capture Babs. Well spotted he does look like a dragon. The siege in Sydney is the lead item on all our radio news bulletins in the UK. Hope it ends well.
December 15th, 2014  
Fabulous capture! Scary news from Sydney.
December 15th, 2014  
Good shot Babs. Just sitting there, amazing!
December 15th, 2014  
Great capture, textures
December 15th, 2014  
A super capture Babs. Nicely presented.
December 15th, 2014  
What a cute creature. Thanks god the siege is over, but it is so sad that know that there are casualties.
December 15th, 2014  
Such a tragic end to the siege Babs!
Lovely fellow you found, he looks pretty comfy there.
December 15th, 2014  
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Thanks everyone, this dragon is an adult male, hence the red belly. I think he is probably about 80 cm long, but I couldn't see the end of his tail so can't be sure, could be slightly longer.

A sad day in Australia today as the siege has ended in tragedy. No doubt you will have heard the outcome and my thoughts are with the hostages and the families of all those involved.
December 16th, 2014  
Fantastic shot of a wonderful critter.
December 16th, 2014  
I haven't seen the news at all for the past few days. Will have to google but can just guess what is happening there. Hard to see how such things can happen. I do like your shot...sorry it had to be on such a sad day for Australia.
December 16th, 2014  
Grand capture
December 16th, 2014  
What an amazing shot! I love how he has his eye on your! The detail is so great..and the log (?) has great texture also. FAV for me
December 16th, 2014  
@golftragic Thanks Marnie, they are beautiful aren't they.
December 16th, 2014  
@taffy Thanks Taffy. Unfortunately, the events at the Lindt Café in Martin Place, Sydney ended in tragedy in the early hours of this morning when two of the hostages died. A sad day for Australia. Also the terrorist who was holding the hostages died too.
December 16th, 2014  
@eyesmile Thanks Gena, water dragons really are so beautiful. This one didn't mind me taking photos of him. The 'log' he is sunning himself on is an old tyre at the car yard where my car was in for its annual roadworthy test.
December 16th, 2014  
@onewing Definitely. My favourites are the little geckos, especially the tropical ones.
December 16th, 2014  
Do you think he thinks he's on another water dragon?!!
December 16th, 2014  
@chimfa Judging by his red belly he is certainly telling everyone he is available.
December 16th, 2014  
@golftragic I love the little geckos too, we used to get a lot of them in Cyprus, they used to call them chit chats out there because of the noise they made.
December 16th, 2014  
@onewing Oh you lucky thing, you. My son had one in residence in the bathroom at his Lao house which completely ignored all human comings and goings and just went on doing its thing.
December 17th, 2014  
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