Photograph: Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images (via 24 hours in pictures | News | guardian.co.uk)
This beautiful animal is Red-bellied short-necked turtle. It is found in Australia and Papua New Guinea, and in Australia it is highly endangered. These stunning colours are highly pronounced as infants and juveniles, but fade as they age. They reach about ten inches (25cm) in length.
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Green Iguana (by Zill Niazi)
Wildlife photographer Brian Matthews’s photo of a fearsome Komodo dragon seeming to balance on two feet. Picture: BRIAN MATTHEWS /CATERS NEWS