Carlia rubrigularis — Northern Red-throated Skink
This young skink was warming itself on a dark lava rock near the visitor's center for Lake Barrine, where we were waiting to board the wildlife-viewing boat cruise. Wildlife is all around us if we just look for it.
Here is a complete list of the reptiles and frogs I saw on this trip to Australia.
Several of these skinks were actively foraging in the leaf litter, but only this one decided to sit still and pose for me.
- Cogger, H. G. 2014. Reptiles & Amphibians of Australia, Seventh Edition
- Wilson, S. K., Knowles, D. 1988. Australia's Reptiles: A Photographic Reference to the Terrestrial Reptiles of Australia