Life on the edge – an encounter with a dragon (in the Australian Outback)

Australian Reptile

Oh, no need to worry…!

This wasn’t an encounter with the fire-breathing type of dragon ready to flash fry you you with a quick burst of flame.

No, this was an encounter with a rather cute reptile, aptly named the “Ornate Dragon”, that is barely bigger than the size of your foot and unlikely to do you any harm. We came across this wonderful reptile whilst visiting Wave Rock during our recent travel in West Australia.

Mind you, it took some skill and patience to capture them on camera as they scooted across the rock at a great pace, stopping only momentarily to bob their head up and down as well as doing some push-ups.

The head bobbing and push-ups are part of its mating ritual and from all the head bobbing and push-ups we observed there was little doubt the mating season was in full swing…

About us…

We have always loved the colours of the Australian Outback, the ochre red earth touching a deep blue sky on a faraway horizon; and the fabulous coastline of our sunburnt country, where a golden sandy beach is washed over by a turquoise blue sea; and the characters you meet in a quiet country pub, where it is nothing flash, but you are enriched by the encounter and the banter…

In 2017 we decided that after many years of paid and unpaid work that it was time for us to “graduate from work” and re-enter “the classroom of life” where an education is guaranteed and all that is needed is an open mind.

Thanks for joining us in the adventure…!

 

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8 thoughts on “Life on the edge – an encounter with a dragon (in the Australian Outback)

  1. Lavinia Ross January 26, 2019 / 1:31 pm

    That’s a handsome little dragon! 🙂

    Re-entering “the classroom of life where an education is guaranteed and all that is needed is an open mind” is a beautiful way to view this stage of life. Perhaps someday I will meet you and Janet, and those characters in a quiet country pub you speak of. 🙂

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    • Baz - The Landy January 27, 2019 / 8:18 am

      Well, we certainly look forward to that. Perhaps on either side of the Pacific…! Cheers Baz

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  2. Gwyn Morgan January 26, 2019 / 7:47 am

    Baz. Love the dragon shot – great capture. We ran into a bunch these guys at a place called Disappointment Rock – East of Wave Rock a few months back. Tricky little critters to photograph. They seemed to expend an awful lot of energy for not much gain but their antics were quite amusing. Cheers Gwyn

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    • Baz - The Landy January 27, 2019 / 8:17 am

      Hi Gwyn, expertly captured by Janet! We didn’t stop at Disappointment Rock as it was starting to warm up as we drove across, but we spent plenty of time exploring Wave Rock and Kokerbin Rock. Trust you are well – I’ll touch base when we are home. Cheers Baz

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  3. Barbara Grandberg January 26, 2019 / 1:03 am

    love your adventures :-] thanks for taking me with you :-}

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    • Baz - The Landy January 27, 2019 / 8:16 am

      Always a pleasure to have you along BG…

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