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Malayan Water Monitor Lizard - Varanus salvator This was quite a large sized Water Monitor Lizard - Varanus salvator around 2 meters, including the tail.<br />
This is a small population of Water Monitor on the small island of Sipadan, they are quite used to visitors to the island as they sometimes approached the resting area and divers taking breaks may offer them food in the form of boiled eggs and sausages. Lizard,Malayan Water Monitor Lizard,Malaysia,Monitor Lizard,Sabah,Sipadan,Varanus salvator,Water Monitor Click/tap to enlarge

Malayan Water Monitor Lizard - Varanus salvator

This was quite a large sized Water Monitor Lizard - Varanus salvator around 2 meters, including the tail.
This is a small population of Water Monitor on the small island of Sipadan, they are quite used to visitors to the island as they sometimes approached the resting area and divers taking breaks may offer them food in the form of boiled eggs and sausages.

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  1. Cool! Looks like it has been sucking on a blue popsicle ;P Posted one year ago
    1. Ha ha, that is true :D Posted one year ago

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The Asian water monitor , also called common water monitor, is a large varanid lizard native to South and Southeast Asia. It is one of the most common monitor lizards in Asia, ranging from Sri Lanka and coastal northeast India to Indochina, Malay Peninsula, and Indonesian islands where it lives close to water. It is listed as Least Concern on the IUCN Red List. It was described by Laurenti in 1768 and is among the largest squamates in the world.

The species is known as Malayan water monitor,.. more

Similar species: Scaled Reptiles
Species identified by Albert Kang
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By Albert Kang

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Uploaded Jun 11, 2018. Captured Nov 29, 2017 10:18.
  • TG-4
  • f/5.6
  • 1/250s
  • ISO200
  • 12.6mm