Saturday, September 18, 2010

Monitor lizard in the water: camera critters #16

If you have visited Sungei Buloh Wetland Reserve, you may see this giant lizard.
monitor lizard at Sungei Buloh
     Last year, I saw a big monitor lizard on the footbridge from the car park to the Visitors’ Centre, it was still there watching people walk passes him, took photos of him, he was basking under the sun, did his day dreaming…
Last weekend I went to Sungei Buloh again, I saw a  monitor lizard, but this time, it was swimming in the water, for a while, I though it is a crocodile…  monitor lizard at Sungei Buloh At first, it only came out the head…monitor lizard at Sungei Buloh monitor lizard at Sungei Buloh     …swim slowly monitor lizard at Sungei Buloh A giant monitor lizard, at least 1.2 m long…monitor lizard at Sungei Buloh The skin of the two monitor lizards look a lot of different, the one on the land has shinning yellow gold color  skin, (the fist photo, click to enlarge), but this one in the water, it looks grey and very dark blue. I am curious if this is the same one as on the first photo. monitor lizard at Sungei BulohAnd…what is that? on closer examination, i saw something on its right side, like a part of the body, but why it looks like coming out from nowhere?  monitor lizard at Sungei Buloh I was lucky enough to capture this handsome fellow with tongue out…Monitor lizards are can "smell" the air with their tongue to track down prey. Two close up photos posted below, linking to Weekend Reflection and the coming Marco Monday. monitor lizard at Sungei Buloh monitor lizard at Sungei Buloh   P.S My other photo of Monitor lizard and  Another monitor lizar. Thank you for visiting my blog. More photos from Sungei Buloh will be posted on this coming Tuesday and Saturday.

12 comments:

ladyfi said...

Lovely shots of a fantastic creature.. it looks as if it is related to the dinosaur.

Eds said...

Eww! He doesn't look that friendly.lol! Thanks for sharing! :)

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Kcalpesh said...

Creepy creature!! But, awesome captures!!

Pixellicious Photos

EG Wow said...

Hmmm. Is it related to crocodiles?

Kathy Shell said...
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Kathy Shell said...

Great photos :-)

wenn said...

wow, love the reflection! I hvn't seen such big monitor lizard before!

Life Ramblings said...

lizards of any kind gives me the creep but great captures.

Evelyn said...

Eww, I am not a lizard or any cold blooded creature fan!

Hope you are having a nice weekend, Ev

Gretchen said...

Really nice shots!I'm not a lizard fan, but the photos are fantastic!

eileeninmd said...

Great captures, it is a cool looking critter. BIG too.

Joyful said...

Very nice captures :-)