AUSTRALIA’S GIANT LIZARDS

YELLOW SPOTTED MONITOR, VARANUS PANOPTES

One of Australia’s largest Varanus lizards, the yellow spotted monitor is commonly found across the northern regions of Australia, however, like most reptiles, its populations declined with the cane toad introduction.

Muttaburra, Queensland

Canon EOS 50D, EF100mm f/2.8L macro IS USM, 1/80, f/7.1, ISO 160, flash, handheld

by Kieran Palmer, Queensland, aged 17