Copyright © 2017 by Ali Bernie Buga-ay, all rights reserved. Blue-crested Lizard (male): this photograph may not be used without permission.

The  Blue-crested Lizard is also called Calotes mystaceus or the Indo-Chinese forest lizard is an found in China, Souath Asia, Southeast Asia and distributed in different countries like; Cambodia, India, Myanmar, Thailand, Vietnam, and Bangladesh. It is one of the most beautiful spiders found in Thailand and we never stopped loving it and taking photographs of it once in a while.

Taking photographs can be normal but finding the perfect composition involving tonal quality, clarity, texture, colours, and intensity, is another story.

Today, this creature appeared in Namtok Samlan National Park with picture perfect performance. My day started horrible as I woke up with a massive headache and after dropping Arpha at work, I head straight to my birding area hoping my headache would just go away as i tried to forget it while birding. It did not, so I went in the national park, rolled down my windows, and slept for one hour and a half. When I woke up, the headache was still there so I decided to eat my lunch and walked in the tall big trees near the park ranger station. The walk got me some beautiful insects and butterflies, as I decided to end my day, this lizard showed up. There were two of hem chasing each other from the ground and up the tree. Must be in dispute of a female and territory.

Well, some joys in birding ends up with a Blue-crested Lizard.

Namtok Samlan National Park, Thailand
May 31, 2017
Nikon D500 + Nikkor 200-500mm f/5.6E ED VR

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