13th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World
Horned Mountain Dragon posing in the evergreen Cambodian forest

This elusive reptile (Acanthosaura capra) has become harder to find in the wild as it is captured illegally for the very lucrative pet trade, especially for the United States. This photo captures the elegance and might of this species of this female specimen.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 10.2014
Date Uploaded: 10.2015
Photo Location: Cambodia
Camera: DMC-TZ40
Copyright: © Benjamin Barca