Spotted this 20 cm (8 inch) Frilled-neck lizard on a morning walk around my suburb of Lyons and Oakey Hill Nature Reserve in Canberra, Australia’s Capital Territory. Canberra is known to Aussies as the ‘bush capital’.
The frilling of the neck and the open mouth stance is a defensive mechanism to scare potential predators. I left the little fella in peace. 😊