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Goanna is the name used to refer to the Australian monitor lizards of the genus Varanus.

This goanna was found basking in the sun and is nicely camouflaged amongst the stones and leaf litter.

The goanna features prominently in Aboriginal mythology and Australian folklore

Captured in the Royal National Park, NSW, Australia.

Canon 400D, as is.

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I live in Australia and enjoy bushwalking in the great outdoors, especially the world heritage listed Blue Mountains National Park.

My photographic interests are pretty much related to Australian landscapes, rustic Australia, historic Australia, Australian wildlife, flora, fauna, birds, etc. Guess I love the country I was born and live in.

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Comments

  • Trish Meyer
    Trish Meyerover 3 years ago

    Great capture Michael !

    25 January 2011 … one image a day

  • Thanks for the fave Trish!

    – Michael John

  • Bev Woodman
    Bev Woodmanover 3 years ago

    Great find and brilliant image of this beautiful goanna … nice work Michael♥

  • I was lucky that he stayed still! Thanks Bev.

    – Michael John

  • Ray Clarke
    Ray Clarkeover 3 years ago

  • Thanks Ray.

    – Michael John

  • Sharon House
    Sharon Houseover 3 years ago

    What a great capture Michael. Looks terrific in the image – but I am actually scared witless by them…Lol

  • I know what you mean. I like to give them plenty of space! Thanks Sharon.

    – Michael John

  • EarthGipsy
    EarthGipsyover 3 years ago

    Top Shot, Michael.

  • Thanks Sonia.

    – Michael John

  • David Davies
    David Daviesover 3 years ago

    Excellent catch, Michael!

  • Thanks for that David.

    – Michael John

  • Ralph de Zilva
    Ralph de Zilvaover 3 years ago

    Fantastic capture Michael. Nice and close, showing great detail.

  • Thanks for the great comment Ralph.

    – Michael John

  • Louise Linossi Telfer
    Louise Linossi...over 3 years ago

    excellent image

  • Thanks Louise.

    – Michael John

  • Michael Matthews
    Michael Matthewsover 3 years ago

    A great close-up photo & nice angle Mike.

  • Thanks for that Michael.

    – Michael John

  • Warren  Patten
    Warren Pattenover 3 years ago

    Nice shot Mike,seen a couple on the weekend.cheers.

  • There seem to be few around at the moment. Thanks for the fave Warren.

    – Michael John

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