18th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World
Fan throated Lizard

This ia a mobile capture! Fan-throated lizard (Sitana ponticeriana) is a species of agamid lizard found in eastern peninsular India. During the breeding season, males develop tri-coloured gular appendage. The species is found mostly on the open ground patches around cultivation fields and thin forests. It is about 8 inches long including a 5inch tail. Despite the tiny size, they are unusually bold. I had been observing the behaviour of the lizard over a few weeks and could manage to get up-close in camouflage outfit.

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Date Taken: 06.2020
Date Uploaded: 09.2020
Camera: iPhone 6
Copyright: © chandrashekhar shirur