The Elusive Dragon

Captured at Kew
The Elusive Dragon by James Yates

Image details - The Elusive Dragon

Photographer: James Yates (see profile)
Competition: Competition 12
Category: Captured at Kew
Location: Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, London, England, United Kingdom


The Chinese water dragon is a species of lizard native to China and South-East Asia. A little-known fact is that these animals can be found in the Princess of Wales Conservatory at Kew. The glasshouse is home to a number of individuals but they are often very difficult to spot. Their natural camouflage and timid personality coupled with the dense surrounding vegetation means it can be very easy to wander right past these majestic little lizards.


Commended - Captured at Kew