The Komodo dragon (Varanus komodoensis), also known as the Komodo monitor, is a large species of lizard found in the Indonesian islands of Komodo, Rinca, Flores, Gili Motang and Padar. A member of the monitor lizard family (Varanidae), it is the largest living species of lizard, growing to a maximum length of 3 metres (10 ft) in rare cases and weighing up to around 70 kilograms (150 lb). Their unusual size has been attributed to island gigantism, since there are no other carnivorous animals to fill the niche on the islands where they live …….*

*from Wikipedia

Rotterdam Zoo Blijdorp, The Netherlands

Nikon D5100
VR 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6G
ISO 5000


other animals

Since July 2011 I picked up photography for fun after I bought my camera. I started with a kit lens, followed soon by a better objective. Now whenever I can I’m going out there taking photographs of things that interest me, like animals, landscapes, architecture and lots more.
Recently I picked up selective colouring and b/w, just for fun!

I’ll try to learn from your much appreciated comments and remarks!

All photos (flora and fauna) were taken in Holland (well till now :))!

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  • Maisie Sinclair
    Maisie Sinclairalmost 2 years ago

    He’s cute! Great image

  • Thank you so much Maisie! Jackie:)

    – Jacqueline van Zetten

  • John44
    John44almost 2 years ago

    A cutie!!
    Can Ladies remain calm in his presence I ask myself
    Nou je bent er mooi mee weggekomen Jackie omstandigheden ware moeilijk
    Kompliment :-)x

  • Well, I stayed calm, but I must admit he’s gorgeous …….. to look at! Thank you my friend! Jackie:)x

    – Jacqueline van Zetten

  • JDL15
    JDL15almost 2 years ago

    good portrait i expect somebody loves him

  • Thank you very much for your lovely comment John! Jackie:)

    – Jacqueline van Zetten

  • Larry Trupp
    Larry Truppalmost 2 years ago

    Nice capture Jackie

  • Thank you Larry! Jackie:)

    – Jacqueline van Zetten

  • Mark Hughes
    Mark Hughesalmost 2 years ago

    Splendid close up capture Jackie, best wishes, Mark.

  • Thanks so much Mark! Kindest regards, Jackie:)

    – Jacqueline van Zetten

  • Cliffyj
    Cliffyjalmost 2 years ago

    Fantastic work once again

  • You’re to kind Cliff! Thank you! Jackie:)

    – Jacqueline van Zetten

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