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Australian Sand Monitor

Australian Sand Monitor
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Copyright: Carl Santilli (santers1) Silver Note Writer [C: 4 W: 0 N: 26] (114)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2009-06-12
Categories: Reptiles
Camera: Nikon D 80, AF-S VR Nikkor 70-300 f/4.5-5.6 IF-ED, Hoya 67mm Circular Polarizer
Exposure: f/6.3, 1/25 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2010-08-21 7:33
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Points: 2
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SAND MONITOR Varanus gouldii gouldii

The Sand goanna is a large Australian monitor lizard - also known as Gould's monitor or the Sand monitor.

This juvenile approached our camping area, curious or hungry I am not sure.

Australian monitor lizards are often called "goannas". The word "goanna" is believed to be an old corruption of "iguana", probably given by early European travellers who were familiar with the common iguanas of the Americas but were not familiar with other large lizards.

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Hi Carl Santilli,
Thats a great shot with favourable POV.You have captured excellent detail and sharpness of the head, Well done.
Anil Purohit

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