The Most Laid Back Dragon Lizard Strums a Song on His Leaf Guitar

We've recently seen a “cowboy” tree frog riding a beetle, and now this forest dragon lizard is playing a guitar! Aditya Permana, a photographer based in Yogyakarta, Indonesia, recently captured this strange photo after watching the creature for more than an hour. The small reptile looks totally relaxed as it reclines and holds the leaf like it's the actual instrument. Its tiny claws are even bent as if it's plucking the strings.

Permana says that he just happened upon this delightfully-odd scene. He tells Daily Mail that he didn't immediately photograph the lizard, waiting until it felt comfortable. “I noticed it looked like it was playing a guitar – and it didn't move at all.” It's safe to say Permana was definitely in the right place at the right time!

Aditya Permana 500px page and Facebook page
via [Bored Panda and Daily Mail]

Sara Barnes

Sara Barnes is a Staff Editor at My Modern Met, Manager of My Modern Met Store, and co-host of the My Modern Met Top Artist Podcast. As an illustrator and writer living in Seattle, she chronicles illustration, embroidery, and beyond through her blog Brown Paper Bag and Instagram @brwnpaperbag. She wrote a book about embroidery artist Sarah K. Benning titled 'Embroidered Life' that was published by Chronicle Books in 2019. Sara is a graduate of the Maryland Institute College of Art. She earned her BFA in Illustration in 2008 and MFA in Illustration Practice in 2013.
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