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17th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World
A Fan Throated Lizard depicting its courtship behaviour and clicked in slow shutter technique

During the summer months of India, the western plateau exhibits a unique courtship behaviour by Fan-throated lizards. The males get these colourful dewlaps ready to impress the females by flagging them at a vantage point and also display territorial presence to other males. This happens in extreme summer heat.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 06.2019
Date Uploaded: 10.2019
Photo Location: Pune, India
Camera: Canon EOS 5D Mark IV
Copyright: © Indranil Basu