Hindhede Nature Park on 12Mar 2011.
Sigiriya - Varanus bengalensis
Location: Makunda Christian Hospital, Karimganj District, Assam
Date: 20th April 2014
Equipment: Nikon D800 with Nikkor 300mm f2.8 + 2x TC
Avistados dos uìindividuos separadamente mientras cruzaba los senderos del parque.
Location: Makunda Christian Hospital campus, Karimganj District, Assam
Date: 19th April 2012
Equipment: Nikon D300s with Sigma 150-500mm OS lens
I found this beautiful juvenile monitor in one of my favorite locations yesterday. He was basking in the sun among thick vegetation with his snout pointing towards the ground.
( I have turned this picture 90 degree clockwise for easy viewing)
Size: 1 feet approx
Juvenile Bengal monitor
Here you can see the habitat and the sheer height he had attained, in search of sunlight perhaps.
Cropped from the original.
Found this guy high up a huge tree,more than 15m above the ground. He eventually climbed up to the branch on top and just basked.
The Bengal monitor (Varanus bengalensis) or common Indian monitor, is a monitor lizard found widely distributed over South Asia. This large lizard is mainly terrestrial, and grows to about 175 cm from the tip of the snout to the end of the tail. Young monitors may be more arboreal, but adults mainly hunt on the ground, preying mainly on arthropods, but also taking small terrestrial vertebrates, ground birds, eggs and fish. Although large monitors have few predators...