Saturday, October 25, 2008

Camera-Critters #29

Komodo dragon, London zoo - a male named Raja. He was really active that day, running around the enclosure. An amazing animal, very powerful and impressive.

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17 comments:

Carletta said...

Love the different shades of color he has!
Great shots!

ratmammy said...

wow, great photos!

Aileni said...

Dangerous too. Used to be said they were lethargic - until they started eating people.

Ramblings of a Villas Girl said...

They are a very interesting animal. Animal Planet will run programs on these guys. I don't think I would want to come across on of them without some barrier between. These are great pics.

bobbie said...

Wonderful! Great pictures.

Jedediah said...

Thanks, everybody :)
Many people think that lizards and especially monitors are lethargic and slow (typical zoo comment:"But it doesn't do anything!"). But then, many people will spend only about 30 seconds in front of each enclosure, no wonder they never see anything interesting happening.

Rose said...

I wouldn't want to meet him on a dark street!

Jeanne said...

Those are awesome shots. My daughter got some pics of one at the Seattle Zoo. It's amazing to see such a creature that brings to mind the days of the dinosaur.

Anna said...

Very interesting. He does look powerful.

i beati said...

they are biggees - a life of long ago.sk

marLou said...

Wow...the colors are great but looks scary!

Misty Dawn said...

Wow - he's awesome! I wanna go to the zoo!

Lilli & Nevada said...

Never saw one before looks like he came from the prehistoric ages

kontan said...

He would be terrifying to encounter out and about!

Reader Wil said...

I believe immediately that this is a dangerous animal. You've probably seen my goanna post last week? Well anyway this was a smaller animal than your komodo, but I was told to stay at a safe distance. Great photo!
BTW My youngest grandson's second name is Jedediah!

2sweetnsaxy said...

I got a picture of one of these at our zoo. You're came out so clear. Nice job. I can't believe people eat those, or used to, as a delicacy. :-(

fishing guy said...

Ook: My this is an unusual critter.