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Perentie monitor- Varanus giganteus Portrait taken in Featherdale wildlife park. Australia,Fall,Geotagged,Perentie,Varanus giganteus Click/tap to enlarge Promoted

Perentie monitor- Varanus giganteus

Portrait taken in Featherdale wildlife park.

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  1. Exquisite detail <3 Posted 20 days 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
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Uploaded Aug 30, 2019. Captured May 9, 2019 13:31 in Featherdale Wildlife Park, 217 Kildare Rd, Doonside NSW 2767, Australia.
  • Canon EOS 650D
  • f/7.1
  • 1/64s
  • ISO800
  • 85mm