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Copyright: Mark Vax (Markvax) (18)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2009-06
Categories: Reptiles
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2010-08-20 10:06
Viewed: 4041
Favorites: 2 [view]
Points: 14
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monitor lizard that I have met near the eastern edge of the Simpson Desert. This lizard is a specie of varan. "My" was approximately 180cm long and my guesstimate it weight has been close to 30 kg
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  • pirate Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 799 W: 152 N: 1186] (7474)
  • [2010-08-20 12:32]

Hi Mark
very nice pose of this great animal
perfect sharpness and very good compo including shadow

Hello Mark,
Amazing capture. It's a still but nevertheless it's coming right at you.
I had the opportunity to capture a monitor in the wild and I remember it tried to find a safe haven. So quite an opportunity to capture it in such a way.
And well photographed of course.

amazing capture, TFS Ori

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  • anel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3053 W: 3 N: 8715] (40574)
  • [2010-08-21 5:35]

Hello Mark,
My goodness, I wouldn't have it on my way...
Excellent picture of a most frightful and archaic creature. Excellent sharpness and a vivid attitude- A great shot indeed!
kind regards

Hello Mark,
Wat a big lizard! Excellent capture with focus on the head part and the blue tongue. I suppose it is the Yellow-spotted Monitor (Varanus panoptes). It must be very impressive to meet it! Cheers,

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  • fthsm Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 172 W: 56 N: 512] (3689)
  • [2010-10-22 3:52]

Great photo with nice timing and details.

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  • mlines Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 556 W: 26 N: 668] (3116)
  • [2011-02-27 14:41]

Hi Mark, Welcome to TN. This is an excellent image with perfect clarity. Having the forked tongue out that moment is a big plus. I have heard these can run up a man in fright if no tree nearby? Very fine contribution. Murray

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