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Lace Monitor captured at the Shoalhaven Zoo, north of Nowra.
Funny enough I didn’t know this zoo existed until I went exploring in my Subaru looking for nice scenery images. Got distracted once again.

The Lace Monitor, or Lace Goanna, Varanus varius, is a member of the monitor lizard family, Australian members of which are commonly known as goannas. It belongs to the subgenus Varanus.1
Lace monitors are the second-largest monitor in Australia after the Perentie. They can be as long as 2.1 metres (over 6 ft 10ins) with a head and body length of up to 76.5 cm (2½ ft). The tail is long and slender and about 1.5 times the length of the head and body.23 Maximum weight of lace monitor can be 20 kg.(44 lb), but most adults are much smaller.

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Nikon D600
Nikkor 70-300mm VR
Focal Length 240mm
f11, 1/250, ISO 2500

I am a passionate Amateur nature and wildlife photographer and like to dabble in all forms of photography. I find each photographic discipline presents its own challenges and rewards when you get it right. I also am a volunteer photographer for the RSPCA in NSW. I am a Nikon man and have just migrated to full frame however there are a number of spots left for additional lenses.

My equipment includes
Nikon D600 and D90
Nikkor 300mm
Nikkor 70-300mmVR
Nikkor 24-85mm VR
Tokina 11-16mm

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  • Thomas Eggert
    Thomas Eggertalmost 2 years ago

    Cool !!!!

  • Many thanks Thomas and for the fave. ;-)))

    – Steve Randall

  • Warren  Patten
    Warren Pattenalmost 2 years ago

    There a cool lizard mate..nice shot.

  • Thanks very much Wazza and for the fave. Merry Christmas. :-)))

    – Steve Randall

  • Julie  White
    Julie Whitealmost 2 years ago

    superbly captured Steve,great capture.

  • thanks very much Julie and for the fave. Merry Christmas. :-)))

    – Steve Randall

  • debsphotos
    debsphotosalmost 2 years ago


  • Thanks Deb for the honour of a feature. :-)))

    – Steve Randall

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