Phrynocephalus arabicus

This lizard is also known as Arabian Toadhead Agama. I met this c. 10 cm long reptile at dawn in the desert near Ai Ain in United Arab Emirates.

Wikipedia tells that “all representatives of this genus [Phrynocephalus] have adopted the so-called “sit and wait” hunting strategy and they actively use visual orientation when watching for food”. Was it considering me an easy meal? I don’t know, but it let me take some nice close-ups.

(Click any picture to open the gallery.)

About Olli Laasanen

Eyes and ears open. New and old. Jobs and hobbies. Pictures and music. Entertaining and serious. Change and stability. Nature and urban.
This entry was posted in Animals, Country, Nature, Photo, photography, Travel, UAE, Valokuvaus and tagged , , , , . Bookmark the permalink.

2 Responses to Phrynocephalus arabicus

  1. An interesting encounter – great photos!

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )


Connecting to %s