Dean M. Chriss
Borneo Forest Dragon, Borneo, Malaysia
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Borneo Forest Dragons are also known as Borneo Anglehead Lizards. Their
scientific name is Gonocephalus bornensis. They are members
of the Agamidae family of over 300 iguanian lizards indigenous
to Africa, Asia, Australia, and a few in Southern Europe. Many
of these species are commonly called dragons or dragon lizards. The Borneo
Forest Dragon is endemic to the island of Borneo.
I found this lizard completely by accident as I was trying
desperately to photograph a passing mother
orangutan and her
baby. I noticed the lizard on a tree directly in front of me at a little
lower than eye level. Having never seen a lizard like this I wanted a photo, but did not want to miss a rare chance to photograph
the orangutans. The lizard did not stay around very long
and neither did the orangutans, but I got a few "grab shots" of each.