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Lace Monitor


Lace 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: 2010-05-06
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/5.0, 1/40 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2010-07-31 5:50
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Points: 6
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
The Lace Monitor, or Lace Goanna, (Varanus varius), is a member of the monitor lizard family, Australian members of which are commonly known as goannas.

Lace monitors are the second-largest monitor in Australia after the Perentie. They can be as long as 2.1 metres (over 6ft 10ins) with a head and body length of up to 76.5 cm (2 ft). The tail is long and slender and about 1.5 times the length of the head and body
Fraser Island is home to 79 species of reptiles, including 19 kinds of snake. The most commonly seen reptiles are the Sand Monitor and the Lace Monitor. These large lizards are often seen around picnic areas.

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Wow, what a spectacular creature. I want one !
Actually just watched a program the other day about a guy who got eaten by his pet ones.
An excellent photo here Carl.
Very nice work.
Cheers
Steve

Hi Carl, Lovely and beautiful shot of this huge beauty. If i were you i'll try to kiss her:)
TFS and regards,
Bahadır

what a nice species, tfs

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