Weekly Photo Challenge: Careful

In response to The Daily Post’s weekly photo challenge: “Careful.”

Be careful when you want to touch the thorny devil. This little lizard’s unpalatable spines and camouflage (it can change its colour according to the amount of sunlight and surroundings) provide effective defence against predators. They are found in some arid parts of Australia and live in sand and scrub. We found this one on a sandy track north of Coral Bay (approximately 1200 kilometres north of Perth).

Thorny Devil found along the Ningaloo Coast, Western Australia

Thorny Devil found along the Ningaloo Coast, Western Australia