<p><br> A military sand dragon poses in the red sands of Australia's Alice Springs Desert Park. Although they are harsh environments, <a href="http://environment.nationalgeographic.com/environment/habitats/desert-profile">deserts</a> form diverse ecosystems with <a href="http://environment.nationalgeographic.com/environment/photos/desert-plant">plants</a> and animals that have adapted to arid living.</p>

Military Sand Dragon


A military sand dragon poses in the red sands of Australia's Alice Springs Desert Park. Although they are harsh environments, deserts form diverse ecosystems with plants and animals that have adapted to arid living.

Photograph by Jason Edwards

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