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Agama: Rock Agama

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Fri Apr 28, 2006 11:42 am Unread post
Rock agama (Agama atra) photographed in Mountain Zebra National Park

Female:
(600x800 - 200 K)……………............……(800x600 - 186 K)
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Male in breeding colours:
(800x600 - 113 K)..............................(800x600 - 173 K)
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Fri Apr 28, 2006 11:56 am Unread post
Nice photo's Francois!

Are they approachable, or do they skitter away as soon as you get close?



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Fri Apr 28, 2006 12:01 pm Unread post
DuQues wrote
Nice photo's Francois!

Are they approachable, or do they skitter away as soon as you get close?


I have once photographed one with a 20mm.
They stay put



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The first female was photographed on the Black eagle trial. She ran in front of me in the pathway once I stopped she also came to a halt so I layed down in the pathway and made a few shots. The other female was in the camp and a little more skittish.

The male was wary but I came within 2 meters when I took the second shot. He had a female with him but she ran off as soon as I approached the rock.

I always take a couple of shots at a distance to just get a shot and then take some more shots as I slowly make my way closer. That way you at least have some shots and if you manage to get real close you can always delete the first shots


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Fri Apr 28, 2006 12:12 pm Unread post
francoisd wrote
I always take a couple of shots at a distance to just get a shot and then take some more shots as I slowly make my way closer.


Same here. You never know when the last shot is taken


Southern Rock Agama

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Wed Nov 29, 2006 7:57 pm Unread post
this is a easy 1.
what and where.



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Wed Nov 29, 2006 9:09 pm Unread post
Southern Rock Agama - on a rock somewhere in the Cape?



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Wed Nov 29, 2006 11:02 pm Unread post
well done. :clap: you are too clever.
as you said it is a "southern rock agama". (family agamidae)
photo taken at cape point.



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Sun Oct 24, 2010 5:27 pm Unread post
I think this could be a Rock Agama. Can someone please identify for me.
Photographed In August at Suikerbosrand (Heidelberg Gauteng).

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Sun Oct 24, 2010 6:33 pm Unread post
Rock Agama :D


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Wed Oct 27, 2010 3:03 pm Unread post
Thanks Batmad :D


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Wed Nov 03, 2010 7:25 am Unread post
Yes You are right it is rock Agama. It is part/species of it usually they come in more then 5 types i have one of the pictures of it. most probably it will match.
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i have checked in the Google and found pictures from their.


Rock Agama

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Rock Agama (Agama atra)
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ID help needed please

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Sun Jan 01, 2012 2:43 pm Unread post
Does anyone have any idea what sort of critter this might be? Seen in Karoo NP in September 2011 — and quite far away :?

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Mon Jan 02, 2012 9:40 am Unread post
Hi Arks

I'd be guessing at it being the Ground Agama (Agama aculeata)
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