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Thorny Devil

Thorny Devil

When I took this photo, I didn't immediately realize how lucky I was to be doing so. All the roads through Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, in Australia's Northern Territory, are two-lane, and pullouts are uncommon. So, when I saw this guy crossing the road, I avoided him, and pulled over onto the shoulder in order to wait for him to get onto more natural-looking territory, then snapped off a few dozen photos. While I was stopped, a Park Ranger pulled up behind me and told me that I wasn't allowed to stop on the side of the road. He allowed me to take a few more photos, though, before I got on my way. He informed me before I left that, although he'd been a Ranger at Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park for a number of years, he'd never seen a “thorny devil” - the peculiar lizard shown here – until that very day.

Available in the following sizes (Rectangle B): 12x8, 18x12.

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