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A young Perentie (Varanus giganteus) at Kata Tjuta, Northern Territory, Australia This beautiful lizard was basking right next to the Valley of the Winds trail. Australia,Geotagged,Monitor,Perentie,Spring,Varanus giganteus Click/tap to enlarge Promoted

A young Perentie (Varanus giganteus) at Kata Tjuta, Northern Territory, Australia

This beautiful lizard was basking right next to the Valley of the Winds trail.

    comments (4)

  1. That's absolutely brilliant, its like a cartoony dinosaur :) Posted 4 years ago
  2. I think it's the sleepy-looking eyelids. Posted 4 years ago
  3. that face :D Posted 3 years ago
  4. Wow! what a pattern Posted one year ago

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The perentie is the largest monitor lizard or goanna native to Australia, and fourth-largest living lizard on earth, after the Komodo dragon, the crocodile monitor, and the water monitor. Found west of the Great Dividing Range in the arid areas of Australia, they are not a common sight because of their shyness and the remoteness of much of their range from human habitation.

Their status in indigenous Aboriginal culture is evident in the totemic relationships, and part of a dreaming, as.. more

Similar species: Scaled Reptiles
Species identified by John Sullivan
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Uploaded Nov 20, 2015. Captured Oct 10, 2015 15:16 in Unnamed Road, Petermann NT 0872, Australia.
  • PENTAX K-5
  • f/6.3
  • 1/200s
  • ISO100
  • 300mm