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Roaming Free!

By AlanBW

Having returned to the UK a fortnight ago, I hoped that I would be able to spend time on EPZ and catch up with some of the recent uploads. Unfortunately, fate has conspired against this aim as Tricia’s mum took a bad fall at home and was taken to hospital. Naturally, we have been backwards and forwards to see her and speak to doctors, etc. Thankfully it is not as bad as it could have been, but at 81 years of age, cracked ribs and heavy bruising to the sternum are no joke. We hope that she will be allowed to go home later this week.

I will endeavour to catch up with as many portfolios as possible over the coming days, but if I have to click and run, I hope you will understand.

Well, here's something a long way out of the comfort zone, a very rare wildlife image from me - so it will probably attract little interest. When we were in Bangkok during our recent visit to Thailand, we went to see Lumphini Park for the first time and as we walked around, we spotted from a distance what at first appeared to be otters swimming in the water. As we got closer we realised that we were mistaken and we began to think they were small crocodiles! One climbed out of the water and onto the surrounding grass verge and when the long forked tongue flicked out, we found that these were large aquatic lizards – and they were roaming free! There were lots of these creatures around and I was determined to try to get some shots of a few of them. The creature in the image above had clambered out of the water and was sunning itself on the bank. I got as close as I could – but not too close, those claws looked really dangerous – knelt down and waited. I got a couple of head-on shots with good eye contact and then it turned its head, giving me a good profile. We spent nearly three hours walking around the park and saw many more of these creatures, including one huge one lumbering across the cycle track. From nose to tail some of these must have been five feet long! They were slow and ponderous on land, but very swift in water. I have been told that these are monitor lizards, but I cannot confirm that.

Lumphini Park (also seen written as Lumpini or Lumpinee) covers approximately 140 acres and offers rare open space and grass in Bangkok; it contains a large artificial lake where visitors can rent small boats. Around the lake is a track that is popular for cycling. Lumphini Park was created on royal property during the 1920s by King Rama VI. A statue of the king stands at the southwestern entrance to the park. It was named after Lumbini, the birthplace of the Buddha in Nepal. When it was created, Lumphini Park was on the outskirts of the city, but nowadays it lies in the heart of the main business district. The park is one of the few areas of Bangkok that is still patrolled by mounted police. Within the confines of the park are the city's first public library and dance hall. During winter time, the Palm Garden of the park is used the site for the annual ‘Concert in the Park’ festival featuring classical music by the Bangkok Symphony Orchestra and others.

Tags: Wildlife General Bangkok Lizard Thailand Landscape and travel Wildlife and nature Lumphini park

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17 Mar 2008 8:35AM
Excellent shot, Alan.....Detail and colours are superb!

Suzan Smile
Richsr 14 91 223 England
17 Mar 2008 8:36AM
Like the details in this Alan - well captured.
Regards Richard.
Swati 13 India
17 Mar 2008 9:04AM
WAW.... what a shot!!!
Nigel_95 Plus
15 262 2 United Kingdom
17 Mar 2008 9:09AM
Good profile and detail Alan. I hope Tricia's mum makes a full recovery.

franken Plus
18 5.2k 4 United Kingdom
17 Mar 2008 9:12AM
Excellent detail Alan. I hope all goes well with Tricia's mum.

peugeot406 14 7 1 England
17 Mar 2008 9:13AM
Excellent image, super detail
17 Mar 2008 9:14AM
Nice shot Alan, like the detail,
GalleryGirl 13 4 2 United Kingdom
17 Mar 2008 9:25AM
Awww he's gorgeous. Super capture and detail.
Sharp shooting!
Hope your mother-in-law gets well soon.
Marilyn x
AlanBW 15 20 England
17 Mar 2008 9:32AM
Many thanks Suzan, Richard, Swati, Nigel, Ken, Brian, Fred and Marilyn, much appreciated - Alan
mrswoolybill Plus
14 2.7k 2396 United Kingdom
17 Mar 2008 10:04AM
That's one helluva superior look. Sorry to hear abot problems, hope Tricia's mun is feeling more comfortable now.
MickyMc 13 8 United Kingdom
17 Mar 2008 10:29AM
Wow, I have never seen one of these before, brave you to wait for such a good shot
panda 16 5 1 England
17 Mar 2008 10:31AM
Great capture Alan, love the texture of that skin. Hope Tricias mum makes a quick recovery.

Regards Phil
AlanBW 15 20 England
17 Mar 2008 10:36AM
Many thanks Moira, Mavis and Phil - Alan
photophantom 13 108 3 Philippines
17 Mar 2008 10:41AM
If I'm not mistaken, that is comodo or comono dragon. We call that here in the Philippines "Bayawak"
Perfect shot for the pose of a dragon.
bricurtis Plus
15 2.4k 51 England
17 Mar 2008 10:51AM
Enjoyed the interesting insight into this Alan.
Cracking detail on the skin.
Hope Tricias mum makes a speedy recovery.
AlanBW 15 20 England
17 Mar 2008 10:55AM
Many thanks Dennis and Brian - Alan
17 Mar 2008 11:42AM
Some beast Alan, long lens for me, well done.

Barbaraj 14 450 England
17 Mar 2008 11:50AM
Amazinbg beast, reminds me of a dinosaur.
challicew 13 1 1 South Africa
17 Mar 2008 11:58AM
Oh wow!!!!! an excellent shot in my opinion!
imagio 14 12 1 England
17 Mar 2008 12:03PM
Great shot Alan, hope your ma/in law gets better soon.

jaktis Plus
17 84 Sweden
17 Mar 2008 12:05PM
Great details in this, I hope that everything will turn out fine

nickyv32 Plus
13 135 England
17 Mar 2008 12:13PM
Amazing, what a catch ! Hope all goes well for your Mum in Law.

AlanBW 15 20 England
17 Mar 2008 12:25PM
Many thanks Dougie, Barbara, Challice, Bernie, Peter and Nicky - Alan
proz 16 205 United States
17 Mar 2008 12:34PM
cracking shot Alan
Bodiewil 13 46 Wales
17 Mar 2008 1:14PM
A beauty Alan, hope Tricia’s mum recovers quickly...

KarenFB Plus
14 5.6k 182 England
17 Mar 2008 1:20PM
A brilliant capture! You've caught some lovely details, and I Iike the low viewpoint.
AlanBW 15 20 England
17 Mar 2008 1:21PM
Many thanks Proz, Dave and Karen - Alan
Rock 18 10 2 England
17 Mar 2008 1:28PM
A fine shot with a superb narrative.

I hope all is alright with the Mother -in- law.

una 17 10 United Kingdom
17 Mar 2008 2:48PM
Lovely capture and detail. Hope your Mother-in-Law is feeling better soon.
bruce295 15 28 United Kingdom
17 Mar 2008 2:48PM
Excellent detail Alan especially large.

All the best

hebdens 15 5
17 Mar 2008 2:53PM
cool dude posing away.
Alt he best wishes to a speedy recovery for your mum in law.
AlanBW 15 20 England
17 Mar 2008 3:01PM
Many thanks Rock, Una, Geoff and Tracy - Alan
17 Mar 2008 3:10PM
Superb angle!! Also wishing your mother-in-law a speedy recovery.
TelStar 16 116 United Kingdom
17 Mar 2008 3:12PM
Well caught posture and expression; just like your human portraits.

danbrann 16 640 17
17 Mar 2008 4:05PM
What a portrait. That is superb.
RockArea 14 18 3 United Kingdom
17 Mar 2008 4:10PM
You might be out of your comfort zone but this is a cracking shot as always.

Best wishes

Cormy 13 3 England
17 Mar 2008 4:11PM
This really is superb Alan.
AlanBW 15 20 England
17 Mar 2008 4:16PM
Many thanks Alan, David, Danny, Tel and Mia, very much appreciated - Alan
Possum 14 148 England
17 Mar 2008 4:28PM
I love these creatures and would have been in heaven in this Park! A wonderful profile shot, well done.
Hope Tricia's Mum makes a good recovery.
patsy88 14 United Kingdom
17 Mar 2008 4:46PM
Nice shot..
AlanBW 15 20 England
17 Mar 2008 4:50PM
Many thanks Allie and Patsy - Alan
VintageRed 15 15 1 United Kingdom
17 Mar 2008 4:58PM
You're right about the large version - cracking shot.
BigKiz 16 Scotland
17 Mar 2008 5:00PM
Great shot and presentation.

Hope all turns out well for your Mother In Law.

luxaeternam 13 21 1
17 Mar 2008 5:06PM
Out of most people's comfort zone. You're a brave man.
All the best
Smile Lucy
17 Mar 2008 5:34PM
fentiger 19 920 24 England
17 Mar 2008 5:43PM
Excellent capture and highly competent wildlife photography which could be readily absorbed into your comfort zone.

kinfatric 16 550 9 Scotland
17 Mar 2008 5:49PM
lots of information accompanying a lovely shot. I hope all turns out well for your family.
FeatherFriend 13 38 217 England
17 Mar 2008 6:05PM
You don't see these on Epz every day and I think this is a wonderful shot, really enjoyed your write up, thanks for taking the time to write it, get well soon for Tricia's Mum.
17 Mar 2008 6:17PM
You caught him in a good pose. Nice narrative and best wishes to you and yours

glyndwr 13 87 10 Wales
17 Mar 2008 7:01PM
Brilliant clear image Alan.

Don't worry about PF's, hope Mother In Law recovers soon.

Mavis 19 143 2 England
17 Mar 2008 7:11PM
An awesome looking creature Alan.Well photographed.

Your M-I-L sounds quite tough . Hope she has a speedy recovery . xx
Glostopcat 15 255 2 England
17 Mar 2008 7:21PM
A superbly detailed shot of this splendid looking reptile, hope your mother in law makes a swift recovery, Ed
trissie 14 United Kingdom
17 Mar 2008 7:22PM
A brilliant capture Alan, superb detail.
Hope Tricia's Mum makes a speedy recovery.

Trish x
AlanBW 15 20 England
17 Mar 2008 7:30PM
Many thanks Nick, Brian, Lucy, Chris, Albert, Kin, Geoff, Alan, Robert, Mavis, Ed and Trish - Alan
HUMIE 14 2 United Kingdom
17 Mar 2008 7:34PM
Terrific to see them myself one day.

Thanks for an excellent narrative and hope Mum in law gets well soon.

elcid 16 150 England
17 Mar 2008 7:52PM
Firsly, hope that Tricia's mum gets well soon. Nice shot Alan and great story to go with it, all the best mate.

Rende 14 38 4 Netherlands
17 Mar 2008 7:53PM
Beautiful capture Alan, I didn't know you visited Jurassic Park Wink
Hop-A-Long 14 52 1 England
17 Mar 2008 8:42PM
It looks like a Monitor to me also. Fantastic shot of it, lovely texture.

I do hope Tricias Mum is better soon, what an awful thing to happen.
piccy 14 8 Wales
17 Mar 2008 9:02PM
He's very cute - well taken.
AlanBW 15 20 England
17 Mar 2008 9:11PM
Many thanks Mike, Bill, Rende, Andy and Freda - Alan
Brilane 14 5 12 Wales
17 Mar 2008 10:12PM
Superb close-up, it has lovely texture.
It does look a fierce creature.
MalcolmS Plus
15 1.2k 13 England
17 Mar 2008 11:18PM
Amazing details Alan

AlanBW 15 20 England
18 Mar 2008 6:42AM
Many thanks Brian and Malcolm, much appreciated - Alan
JudeC 14 6 3 England
18 Mar 2008 7:01AM
Hi - what a brilliant shot - wish we had known of this park last year when we stopped over in Bangkok on our way to our friends in Udon Thani - Jude.
anpix 13 88 United Kingdom
18 Mar 2008 7:41AM
Great photo Alan
norton 17 2 6 Jersey
18 Mar 2008 7:53AM
Great shot Alan,nice detail and colour,well spotted and captured..............

BBB 13 2 England
18 Mar 2008 8:08AM
A really nice photo Alan, he looks a real poser. Wilf
Libby_M 14 United Kingdom
18 Mar 2008 8:47AM
what a fab clear sharp detailed shot
what a great pose to
well taken
Portknockie 16 48 Scotland
18 Mar 2008 8:57AM
Hope Mum get well soon Alan....Great shot.Dont think I would like to get to close to him...Wink

brownsilent 14 7 2 United Kingdom
18 Mar 2008 9:55AM
Oh my goodness - not the kind of animal I would like to encounter on my own!
Super shot, lots of detail in the skin,
All the best to your mother in law,
AlanBW 15 20 England
18 Mar 2008 10:09AM
Many thanks Jude, Tony, Andrew, Wilf, Libby, Don and Johanna - Alan
bliba Plus
15 2 Austria
18 Mar 2008 11:00AM
Good profile
dianah 14 24.5k 4 United Kingdom
18 Mar 2008 11:08AM
Wonderful detail and colour..this is brilliant. I though it was a mole from the thumbnail!
lostintime Plus
13 13 6 Germany
18 Mar 2008 11:15AM
Great capture, beautiful detail.
AlanBW 15 20 England
18 Mar 2008 11:34AM
Many thanks Ollie, Di and Alexandra - Alan
18 Mar 2008 11:36AM
Good detail very good.
Joline Plus
14 34 59 United States
18 Mar 2008 11:56AM
Wow.....that is some lizard....hope he is a vegetarian.
AlanBW 15 20 England
18 Mar 2008 12:32PM
Many thanks Will and Joline - Alan
forestrich 14 2 United Kingdom
18 Mar 2008 1:27PM
Super detail, amazing creature. Great capture.

imander 14 388 7 United Kingdom
18 Mar 2008 2:28PM
this is a great shot of this moniter, really superb capture,
all the best ian
AlanBW 15 20 England
18 Mar 2008 2:55PM
Many thanks Rich and Ian - Alan
Caledonia 14 2 Scotland
18 Mar 2008 3:59PM
Great shot, colours and detail. Love the commentary too.
AlanBW 15 20 England
18 Mar 2008 5:07PM
Many thanks Marie - Alan
bayleaf 13 8 United Kingdom
18 Mar 2008 5:25PM
Super shot this.

JONTHELENS 14 34 United Kingdom
18 Mar 2008 5:26PM
Well taken, cracking detail.
Hope Tricia’s mum get well soon, my gran's about the same age and she had a fall at the home she is in a couple of years back and broke her hip, but my gran being who she is bounced right back to health in no time.

daffydill56 17 190 United Kingdom
18 Mar 2008 5:56PM
A lovely detailed image of this monster Alan. Great work.

I would like thank you for taking the time to comment on my shots, especially with the problems you have had recently.

I wish Tricia's mum a speedy recovery.

AlanBW 15 20 England
18 Mar 2008 5:57PM
Many thanks John, Jon and Fran, much appreciated - Alan
Buffalo_Tom Plus
14 2.3k 16 Wales
18 Mar 2008 7:01PM
Excellent capture Alan.Hope all will be well at home soon.
microchip 13 1 United Kingdom
18 Mar 2008 8:04PM
Excellent shot and super detail he posed well for you,
myrab 14 United Kingdom
18 Mar 2008 8:14PM
This is a little different for you ,but very good never the less, hope your mum in law is soon better.
SandraKay Plus
13 233 4 United Kingdom
18 Mar 2008 8:41PM
Great sense of scale here! Smile
A seriously good shot. Hope your mum in law continues to improve.
Pegon 15 78 1 England
18 Mar 2008 9:13PM
A fantastic shot Alan. Best Wishes to Tricia's Mum, I hope she's feeling much better soon.
Milla 13 7 2 United Kingdom
19 Mar 2008 7:46AM
I'm so glad I clicked on this image at the beginning of my day, it made me smile. The detail is great, but the pose is just cracking, looks like an experienced model, doesn't it?
Enjoyed your story as well, all the best for the old lady, hope she's fine.
arnieg 16 704 England
19 Mar 2008 8:21AM
superb capture nice pet for the garden
thanks for the vists and comments
AlanBW 15 20 England
19 Mar 2008 8:31AM
Many thanks Tom, Alan, Myra, Sandra, Pete, Milla and Arnie, very much appreciated - Alan
19 Mar 2008 9:43AM
Wow! That is an amazing image!! You say you're out of your comfort zone........maybe you'd better make it more comfortable there if you're gonna produce images like this!!
AlanBW 15 20 England
19 Mar 2008 10:24AM
Many thanks for your kind comment Charlotte - Alan
angelamary 15 6 England
19 Mar 2008 12:07PM
Sorry to hear you're going through the mill at the moment... grinds exceedingly fine sometimes, doesn't it. Hope things improve soon.

Lovely shot, well caught... I thought it was a monitor lizard too. How lovely to see them loose and wild!
janet 18 27 England
19 Mar 2008 3:10PM
What an amazing image!!!!
Hope Tricia`s Mum recovers well.

Portknockie 16 48 Scotland
19 Mar 2008 3:32PM
Thanks Alan..I put the wrong one on...Sorry

AlanBW 15 20 England
19 Mar 2008 3:55PM
Many thanks Angela and Janet, much appreciated - Alan
dawnmichelle 13 12 United States
19 Mar 2008 4:36PM
Lovely capture .. but I wouldn't want to just run up on him Smile He is lovely
AlanBW 15 20 England
19 Mar 2008 5:01PM
Many thanks Dawn - Alan
ChiliMan 14 135 17 Singapore
19 Mar 2008 6:36PM
Yup, this is a monitor lizard...sometimes called a water monitor. Looks like Nessie when their heads stick out the water and glide along Smile

So sorry to hear about Tricia's mum, Alan. Give her a gentle hug for me, will you?

AlanBW 15 20 England
19 Mar 2008 6:44PM
Many thanks Andrew - Alan
rmr 13 1 Wales
19 Mar 2008 7:00PM
super detail and texture
well taken and congrat
rmr 13 1 Wales
19 Mar 2008 7:00PM
super detail and texture
well taken and congrats
AlanBW 15 20 England
19 Mar 2008 9:00PM
Cheers Mark, much appreciated - Alan
sandrish 17 36 United Kingdom
19 Mar 2008 10:02PM
Superb capture. Wonderful detail and colours.

chrissd 15 304 United Kingdom
20 Mar 2008 5:45AM
he's a bit of a beasty Alan, lovely shot
AlanBW 15 20 England
20 Mar 2008 7:09AM
Many thanks Sandra and Chris, much appreciated - Alan
Grim1 14 49 United Kingdom
20 Mar 2008 7:31AM
great capture - gorgeous creature.
Bat_Babes 14 11 United Kingdom
20 Mar 2008 7:47AM
cats (*.*)
AlanBW 15 20 England
20 Mar 2008 7:52AM
Many thanks Cori and Cats - Alan
MandsH 14 England
20 Mar 2008 8:28AM
Wow - loooks prehistoric
Rogerex 14 32 12 Australia
20 Mar 2008 10:50AM
An interesting, if somewhat fearsome looking creature. I love the texture/patterns on its skin.
20 Mar 2008 1:02PM
Stunning Alan, amazing capture
Nettles 13 England
20 Mar 2008 3:18PM
A fabulous shot Alan, what a great looking reptile. Very well taken.
Hope the patient gets better soon, falls at that age can be nasty.
20 Mar 2008 4:02PM
A wonderful capture Alan, super textures and patterns on its skin and I enjoyed your interesting reportage.
I wish your mum-in-law a speedy recovery.

beriah 15 1 Canada
20 Mar 2008 4:22PM
Doesn't look like a friendly fella to me - he sure has his gaze on you! Glad you were able to get close enough to get this great shot for us!
Hope Tricia's mom is doing well!
AlanBW 15 20 England
20 Mar 2008 5:41PM
Many thanks Mandy, Roger, Graham, Annette, Val and Debbie, very much appreciated - Alan
gary_d 13 576 13 Wales
20 Mar 2008 6:09PM
Lovely image as usual Alan. Sorry to hear about tricias mam, my mam fell last week as well and broke her shoulder she is 77 and very poorly for a long time so the fall has not helped. look forward to your next picture soon. - gary
SKavanagh 13 312 5 England
20 Mar 2008 9:43PM
Superb shot
AlanBW 15 20 England
20 Mar 2008 10:02PM
Many thanks Gary and Steve - Alan
DP_Imagery 16 24 6 Wales
20 Mar 2008 10:16PM
Wonderfully dramatic capture - the diagonal of the grass line really adds to the impact of this amazingly detailed reptile. Bruce
Silverzone 13 2 England
21 Mar 2008 5:02AM
Great water monetor. Super shot. Sylvia
AlanBW 15 20 England
21 Mar 2008 8:58AM
Many thanks Bruce and Sylvia - Alan
21 Mar 2008 2:50PM
lovely clear shot
ginz04 17 281 20 United Kingdom
21 Mar 2008 6:42PM
"will attract little interest" = ????????

Alan a good picture usually attracts interest - well done for shooting outside your comfort zone.

A Booth 18 11 4 United Kingdom
21 Mar 2008 6:47PM
lovely fellow- excellent low angle composition = fascinating story.
JimV 14 6 3 Canada
21 Mar 2008 7:07PM
Don't think I'd feel inclined to rent a boat with creatures like him around for company! An excellent shot Alan, good to see you back again too. Hope Tricia's mum gets well soon, she's had a bad time of it this past while, didn't need that fall for sure.
Rgds., Jim
CatMouse 17 115 Russian Federation
21 Mar 2008 7:37PM
Very bravery shot! Smile Smile

Well done.

Malik & Mary.
KKmoments 14 12 1 United Kingdom
21 Mar 2008 10:58PM
Well spotted and well captured, its all been said already but the detail is lovely and he posed for you too ..Smile
Karen Smile
22 Mar 2008 1:59PM
Great angle and close enough to get all the detail. JNC
tuhin 14
23 Mar 2008 8:53AM
AlanBW 15 20 England
23 Mar 2008 5:42PM
Many thanks Peter, Alan, Ian, Jim, Malik & Mary, Karen, Jean Noel and Tuhin - Alan
joseph 15 England
23 Mar 2008 9:23PM
A superb image Alan...Fine focus mate.
KingBee Plus
14 548 2 Scotland
24 Mar 2008 9:58AM
Thought it was a Komodo at first - you can see the resemblance! Great image.

AlanBW 15 20 England
24 Mar 2008 10:16AM
Many thanks Joseph and Bob - Alan
thorn 16 124 2 Scotland
24 Mar 2008 1:24PM
Hi Alan,
This is a magic shot. I love it. Outstandingly captured and composed.take care,AnnSmile
Hope your mother in law feels better soon.
AlanBW 15 20 England
24 Mar 2008 4:28PM
Many thanks Ann - Alan
wyatturp 15 2 England
24 Mar 2008 5:51PM
The large pictures great

AlanBW 15 20 England
25 Mar 2008 8:49AM
Cheers Doug - Alan
TEASE 14 10 England
25 Mar 2008 7:16PM
Awesome lizard excellent capture hope all is well for your family
daringdaphne 17 82 United Kingdom
25 Mar 2008 8:22PM
Hi Alan: this is good! I like Badgers Mod too. What an interesting tale attached. The picture lends itself to the description. Thanks I enjoyed this very much

Best wishes with the patient too.

ChristineL 16 39 United Kingdom
27 Mar 2008 10:30AM
he's cool, lovely sharp detail,
Ridgeway 14 222 2 Ireland
27 Mar 2008 10:42AM
As always Alan,your shots and the information are always intersting,Love the detail in this,
AlanBW 15 20 England
27 Mar 2008 11:35AM
Many thanks Tease, Daphne, Chris and Aidan, much appreciated - Alan
VNelson 16 3 United States
27 Mar 2008 5:42PM
Magnificant animal, great pose and exposure...fantastic detail.
AlanBW 15 20 England
27 Mar 2008 6:46PM
Thanks Verne, much appreciated - Alan
GlenD 14 United States
28 Mar 2008 4:02AM
Superb capture Alan, great angle and it's posed for you perfect.
Nice one
AlanBW 15 20 England
28 Mar 2008 7:27AM
Thanks Glen, much appreciated - Alan
Paul_cats 15 61 22 Scotland
31 Mar 2008 7:16AM
Great capture Alan.
ericfaragh Plus
17 149 5 United Kingdom
2 Apr 2008 6:02PM
A real monster, well caught.
AlanBW 15 20 England
2 Apr 2008 6:27PM
Many thanks Paul and Eric - Alan
djmaz 13 31
4 Apr 2008 3:42PM
i love it Great capture ceep it
up garte as allways
summ3r 14 26 1 United Kingdom
13 Apr 2008 9:25PM
Fantastic shot
AlanBW 15 20 England
15 Apr 2008 9:47AM
Many thanks Callum and Carole-Ann - Alan
VIKI 14 18 1 United Kingdom
25 Apr 2008 8:58AM
Great shot Alan, I'm jealous.
AlanBW 15 20 England
25 Apr 2008 10:24AM
Many thanks Viki - Alan
MickS 16 23 14 England
27 Apr 2008 1:24PM
Watcha Alan,
excellent wildlife shot.
helena 17 134 United Kingdom
1 May 2008 6:38AM
Very good shot. Best wishes to your Mum in law,
Tara x
AlanBW 15 20 England
1 May 2008 7:35AM
Many thanks Mick and Tara - Alan
BERTRAM 13 United Kingdom
8 May 2008 7:24AM
awsome shot
pluckyfilly 14 351 33 United Kingdom
21 Oct 2008 9:43AM
being interested in wildlife this one jumped out at me - fantastic shot, good write up - great PF
konu 12 31 United Kingdom
23 Oct 2008 8:14AM
nice capture
RTDS 12 Cyprus
29 Oct 2008 10:19AM
Excellent capture of that monster.
Great deatils and light.
11 Nov 2008 4:05PM
Great shot! Super creature Smile
24 Nov 2008 5:28PM
Excellent shot. But what exactly is it?

rikewoo 18 347 1 United Kingdom
29 Nov 2008 6:40PM
Can assure you Alan, that it is a Monitor lizard. I was in Borneo a couple of years ago and was able to get some photos of differing sizes, about 2 foot up to 6 foot with a girth to match. They were very wary of us and if we moved too close moved off into the underbrush.

Thought I had one in my portfolio but haven't will put one up for you to compare.

Good photo and profile.


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