Common Water Monitor (Varanus salvator)
While Con was having a siesta, we heard a wail. Then we saw this - a monitor with a frog in mouth. ©Tan KH
Lower Peirce. 21Feb09. Tan KH
Water monitor feeding on turtle carcass.
Common Water Monitor
Location: Makunda Christian Hospital, Karimganj District, Assam
Date: 19th April 2015
Equipment: Nikon D800 with Nikkor 300mm f2.8 + 2x TC
On the walls of a cave with hundreds of bats
Varanus salvator andamanensis
Seen at the Taj Airport Garden Hotel
234-236 Colombo Negombo road, Seeduwa, 11410 Negombo, Sri Lanka
The water monitor (Varanus salvator) is a large lizard native to South Asia. Water monitors are one of the most common monitor lizards found throughout Asia, and range from Sri Lanka and India to Indochina, the Malay Peninsula, and various islands of Indonesia, living in areas close to water.