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What are you doing up there?
: Subhash Ranjan (sranjan) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 489 W: 63 N: 1877] (5784)
: Animals
: 2009-03-28
: Reptiles
: Olympus Sp 510uz
: Where they Usually Are Not [view contributor(s)]
: 2009-06-15 6:54
: 3353
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Kingdom: Animalia

Phylum: Chordata

Class: Reptilia

Order: Squamata

Suborder: Sauria/Lacertilia

Family: Varanidae

Genus: Varanus

Species: V. salvator


The Water monitor, (Varanus salvator) is a large species of monitor lizard capable of growing over 3 meters (9.8 ft) in length, with the average size of most adults at 2.5 meters {8.9} long. Maximum weight of Varanus salvator can be over 75 kg, but most are half that size. Their body is muscular with a long powerful laterally compressed tail. Water monitors are one of the most common monitor lizards found throughout Asia, and range from Sri Lanka, India, Indochina, the Malay Peninsula and various islands of Indonesia, living in areas close to water.

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It certainly looks out of place...I shall add it to that theme..althoguh it might be hiding, it is plain enough to see for sure. one of your better animal/reptile shots dr.!

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6175 W: 89 N: 15293] (64022)
  • [2009-06-15 16:17]

Hi Sranian,this is a magic pic.Impressive point of view and excellent quality of sharpness and colors also in this terrible backlight situation.My best compliments,have a nice day,Luciano.

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  • eng55 Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1256 W: 42 N: 1976] (5892)
  • [2009-06-16 0:03]

Hi Subhash,
Excellent capture.I liked POV,pose of reptile and composition a lot.
Thanks for posting..

A beautiful shot...and an apt title, Ranjan..
Vizag is a very beautiful, place, very green, I'm sure you've got other beautiful shots from there!

hi Subhash ,

Nice capture of the water monitor lizard. Superb POV. Great luck to see a beatiful reptile in that position.


hello Subhash

a different and original photo of this lizard, with fine POV,
fine focus with excellent sharpness and details, TFS


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