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Varanus giganteus

Description:

The largest monitor species in Australia but an increasingly rare sight. These large monitors have exquisite patterning (as seen in this sub-adult) which fades as they mature. One of the most beautiful species of monitor I have been lucky enough to see. This one was encountered on the outskirts of Coral Bay, Western Australia.

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5 Comments

Carol Milne
Carol Milne 8 years ago

WOW! What a beauty! It such a terrific photo.

Sergio Monteiro
Sergio Monteiro 9 years ago

Wow, that is a very nice photo of a fantastic lizard. Congratulations.

KarenL
KarenL 9 years ago

Nice portrait Kristian! Please can you provide some info on the spotting of this unusual reptile. Thanks!

Kristian Bell
Kristian Bell 9 years ago

Yep indeed - black spot is his/her ear.

alicelongmartin
alicelongmartin 9 years ago

No story? Has he just finished lunch or is the black speck his ear?

Kristian Bell
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Kristian Bell

Western Australia, Australia

Spotted on Aug 20, 2012
Submitted on Aug 20, 2012

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