Saturday, 5 July 2014

Camera Critters: Komodo Dragon, Island of Komodo, Indonesia

One of several photos I took on the island of Komodo of one of its residence and namesake, the Komodo Dragon. These species of Monitor Lizard are said to grow up to 10 ft long, they are highly carnivorous and dangerous-even their offspring have to hide in the trees in case they get eaten after hatching. They have venom glands in their mouths which paralyses their prey rendering it helpless, allowing the dragon to eat the prey when its died from the poison.

Island of Komodo
Komodo Dragon
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5 Feedback Comments:

Phil Slade said...

It looks like a pretty scary animal Jane. Having seen them on TV only I don't envy you being so close.

Gerald (SK14) said...

oo that looks nasty - wouldn't wish to get close

eileeninmd said...

The Komodo Dragon is a cool critter. I have seen them in a zoo. Great shot. Have a happy day!

Adam Jones said...

Wow! That is a scary looking thing. Wouldn't like to come face to face with one of those. Great picture.

Marie said...

What an awesome journey that must have been! Glad you got to see the Komodo Dragons! Great photo!