Komodo Dragon, Australia Zoo, QLD, Australia.

Taken with Canon EOS550D. EFS 55-250mm Lens.

Komodo dragons are carnivores. Although they eat mostly carrion, they will also ambush live prey with a stealthy approach. When suitable prey arrives near a dragon’s ambush site, it will suddenly charge at the animal and go for the underside or the throat. It is able to locate its prey using its keen sense of smell, which can locate a dead or dying animal from a range of up to 9.5 km (5.9 mi). Komodo dragons have been observed knocking down large pigs and deer with their strong tails.

Comments

  • George Petrovsky
    George Petrovskyover 1 year ago

    These are a nasty beastie – just as well they don’t run wild here! A nice detail of the scaly head, Dean. Telephoto is best! :)george

  • yeah they are real nastie george, can do some real damage. gotta love them for their power and skills. thanks heaps mate !

    – Dean Cunningham

  • Steve Randall
    Steve Randallover 1 year ago

    This is a beauty Dean. Must get to Australia Zoo.

  • thanks a lot steve, australia zoo is very cool and it would want to be for $67 haha.

    – Dean Cunningham

  • Dominika Aniola
    Dominika Aniolaover 1 year ago

    Beautiful capture!

  • thankyou very much dominika !

    – Dean Cunningham

  • Thea 65
    Thea 65over 1 year ago

    Great picture of a beautiful animal…

  • thanks heaps thea, he is a beauty isnt he !

    – Dean Cunningham

  • Martina Fagan
    Martina Faganover 1 year ago

    nice shot

  • thanks :)

    – Dean Cunningham

  • John Holding
    John Holdingover 1 year ago

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  • Julie  White
    Julie Whiteover 1 year ago

    Beautiful capture well done Dean.

  • many thanks julie & thanks for the visit !

    – Dean Cunningham

  • Jacqueline van Zetten
    Jacqueline van...over 1 year ago

    Great Capture Dean! Jackie:)

  • thanks a lot jackie !

    – Dean Cunningham

  • Fara
    Faraover 1 year ago

    Now this is a seriously scary creature…………………again beautiful colouring……………..I never see things like this………………Ireland is pretty free of creatures and I have never been to a zoo………………bit late now I know so thank you for bringing the animals to me……………………cheers my friend………………………Joyce

  • ive seen a lot of vids on these guys and they have to be close to the top of the list of who i wouldn’t want to run into. they are fierce and carry horrible diseases. arrgh haha – glad u like the pic though joyce :)

    – Dean Cunningham

  • peaky40
    peaky40over 1 year ago

    Wonderful shot mate, he looks close!!

  • thanks mate, hes about 3 feet away … but their is glass between us :)

    – Dean Cunningham

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