Rosenberg’s Goanna Varanus rosenbergi.

This species of goanna is listed as Vulnerable under the NSW Threatened Species Conservation Act 1995. This is a juvenile of the species characterised by its bright orange colours. We trapped this animal in sandstone heath north-west of Wollongong on the sandstone escarpment.

Photographer: Steve Sass.
Camera: Canon EOS500D, 105mm macro.
Location: Sandstone heath north-west of Wollongong.

EnviroKey is a specialist ecological consultancy that undertakes surveys, planning, assessment, research and education programs across Australia.


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  • Grandalf
    Grandalfover 3 years ago

    Great creature, bit of a poser this one, love it

  • he sure was! Thanks for the comment.

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  • Phillip Weyers
    Phillip Weyersover 3 years ago

    Stunningly beautiful… wonderful capture.

  • Cheers Phillip.

    – EnviroKey

  • Normf
    Normfover 3 years ago

    Bloody nice shot Steve and very nice Varanidae.

  • thanks for the wrap Norm. I was pretty pleased with have this guy in the traps that morning I can tell you!!!

    – EnviroKey

  • Moorey
    Mooreyover 3 years ago

    Pretty colours

  • They do Linda. Thanks for your comment.

    – EnviroKey

  • debsphotos
    debsphotosover 3 years ago
    He’s got lovely colours Steve!!Excellent capture!*-)
  • thanks Deb

    – EnviroKey

  • Catherine Whitehead
    Catherine Whit...over 3 years ago

    What a beautiful youngster. Nice shot.

  • Thanks Catherine.

    – EnviroKey

  • greyboximages
    greyboximagesover 3 years ago

    gr8 sharp capture steve

  • Thanks Adam

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  • Dennis Wetherley
    Dennis Wetherleyover 3 years ago

    Nice capture

  • Thanks Dennis

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  • Rick Playle
    Rick Playleover 3 years ago

    Well captured Steve, amazing colours
    makes one wonder if dinosaurs were coulored also
    cheers Rick

  • Good point, thanks for your comment

    – EnviroKey

  • Steve Bullock
    Steve Bullockover 3 years ago

    Love it Steve, need to get in touch regarding shots for the site Im working on too. This one will be PERFECT.

  • They are a cracker hey…… look forward to your email ;-)

    – EnviroKey

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