SRI LANKA TRAVELOGUE – DAY 3 – MINNERIYA NATIONAL PARK - ASIAN WATER MONITOR

by Antonio Gil May. 03, 2019 492 views

Here, we can see the long bifurcated tongue of the lizard and a nasty cut in its foreleg - Teresa's picture

Here, we can see the long bifurcated tongue of the lizard and a nasty cut in its foreleg - Teresa's picture

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Video - Meet Simon The Water Monitor

The Water Monitor is a species of giant monitor lizard found in parts of South and Southeast Asian countries. These semi-aquatic reptiles are common throughout their distribution range and prefer living in humid or areas close to a water body. This species is specially dangerous and is said to be unsafe for humans in certain situations.

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Amy Daniels 11 months ago

#7 Antonio excellent

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Antonio Gil Replied to Amy Daniels 11 months ago

Thanks dear friend. It was a beautiful creature

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Andi Saw 11 months, 1 week ago

PUPPY LIZARD. 
Gorgeous set as usual my dear blue heart

11 months, 1 week ago Edited
Antonio Gil Replied to Andi Saw 11 months, 1 week ago

Hahahaha. Thanks dear CRI

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Bethany Plonski 11 months, 1 week ago

Beautiful compositions and details! I remember way back when you mentioned that you'd seen some giant lizards in Sri Lanka, and here they are. smile Especially love #9.

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Antonio Gil Replied to Bethany Plonski 11 months, 1 week ago

You have a good memory my friend smile Thanks for your comment

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Aleksandra Górna Ozdemir 11 months, 1 week ago

Good shots !

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Antonio Gil Replied to Aleksandra Górna Ozdemir 11 months, 1 week ago

Thanks dear Aleksandra.smile And he was not in a zoo.

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Marsha 11 months, 1 week ago

Wonderful captures - great interest and detail! Must have been a great experience to spend time with this fascinating animal.

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Antonio Gil Replied to Marsha 11 months, 1 week ago

I had never seen a lizard so big in the wild. Have a great week end Marsha

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Bill Baird 11 months, 1 week ago

Great detail, color, lighting, composure ………..   yep, you aced it again.

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Antonio Gil Replied to Bill Baird 11 months, 1 week ago

You're too kind my friend. Thanks Bill

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Russell Smith 11 months, 1 week ago

Beautiful animals unfortunately they have found their way into the wild in South Florida and with a few other species of reptiles are creating environmental havoc there. Hopefully they do not adapt to cool/colder weather quickly and move north.

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Antonio Gil Replied to Russell Smith 11 months, 1 week ago

Let's hope not. I knew that some big snakes were menacing the environment in South Florida, but not lizards like this.

11 months, 1 week ago Edited
Russell Smith Replied to Antonio Gil 11 months, 1 week ago

Fla has quite a lot of invasive species that are menacing the environment.

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Björn Roose 11 months, 1 week ago

Nice little monsters smile

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Antonio Gil Replied to Björn Roose 11 months, 1 week ago

I'm not sure if little is the right word smile

11 months, 1 week ago Edited
Björn Roose Replied to Antonio Gil 11 months, 1 week ago

Everything is relative, as Albert Einstein knew smile

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Camellia Staab 11 months, 1 week ago

Close enough to touch and pet, but no doubt not a petting kind of animal. Very nice close ups.

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Antonio Gil Replied to Camellia Staab 11 months, 1 week ago

Almost, but I wouldn't touch them (there were two in that small pond) smile It was an impressive creature

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Francesc 11 months, 1 week ago

Amazing images

11 months, 1 week ago Edited
Antonio Gil Replied to Francesc 11 months, 1 week ago

It was an amazing sight my friend. Thank you

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Berckmans Peter 11 months, 1 week ago

Lucky to see one in the wild. Nice series

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Antonio Gil Replied to Berckmans Peter 11 months, 1 week ago

Actually, they are two. But yes, you're right. smile

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