Aussie Monitors

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  1. Pseudo

    Pseudo Suspended Banned

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    Following on from my thread on Aussie Snakes which can be seen here - http://www.aussiepythons.com/forum/field-herping-reptile-studies-5373/aussie-snakes-190769/ - I thought I'd put up a thread on some of the monitor lizards that I have also encountered on my herping travels. I haven't seen a great deal, and those that I have seen prove to be very hard to photograph!

    Black-headed/Freckled Monitor (Varanus tristis)
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    Northern Ridge-tail Monitor (Varanus primordius)
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    Lace Monitor (Varanus varius)
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    Long-tailed Rock Monitor (Varanus kingorum)
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    Mertens Water Monitor (Varanus mertensi)
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    Mitchell's Water Monitor (Varanus mitchelli)
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    Perentie (Varanus giganteus)
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    Pygmy Mulga Monitor (Varanus gilleni)
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    Ridge-tailed Monitor (Varanus acanthurus)
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    Sand Monitor (Varanus gouldii)
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    Spencers Monitor (Varanus spenceri)
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    habitat - spot the monitor...
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    Spotted Tree Monitor (Varanus scalaris)
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    Yellow-spotted Monitor (Varanus panoptes)
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    Yellow-throated Monitor (Varanus baritji)
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    blakehose Very Well-Known Member

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    That's an absolutely awesome series of pictures mate! Some really nice shots in there.
     
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    aw wow you said that you hadn't seen much! Your so lucky i've never seen a wild gonna:( [i live in Adelaide no reptile want's to live in Adelaide toooooooooo cold] been raining and blowing real hard fro the last 2 months even when it's a nice sunny day. [Getting a sunny day down here's like finding gold!] Anyway fantastic shot's. What's up with the thong eating gonna:lol:?
     
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    awesome post matt !
    cant wait for the skink post ;)
     
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    Haha I can do a skink post for you if you really want!
     
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    I extremelly disagree. Many of us havent seen a quarter of all those wild animals you have seen.
    On another note, your photos are doing well in the comp. Good luck
     
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    Skink... Gecko... Frog... Keep 'em coming, these pics are fantastic!
     
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    Wow! These are incredible!
     
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    Very nice shots.

    I wonder why does it asks me if I want to see each photo on a browser or Tapatalk?
    (meaning, I have to open every single photo on a separate browser window?!)

    It would be great to be able to flick them on same page, instead it opens a photo database or something?

    Awesome to be able to find and photograph these in their natural environment! Lucky guy. :)


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    Great shots Matt. Love the Spencers, i take it he wasnt to happy having a camera shoved in his face.
     
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    Awesome thread mate! I like some of the tristis in there!!!
     
  12. Pseudo

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    Thanks, I might just do one for each reptile family then :)
     
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    nice pics and finds.
     
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    great photos! thanks for uploading
     
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