Lace Monitor Lizard

Lace Monitor Lizard

C006/5765 Rights Managed

Request low-res file

530 pixels on longest edge, unwatermarked

Request/Download high-res file

Uncompressed file size: 47.9MB

Downloadable file size: 3.7MB

Price image Pricing

Please login to use the price calculator


Credit: MICHAEL MCCOY/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

Caption: Lace Monitor Lizard (Varanus varius). This is one of Australia's largest monitor lizards, growing to over 2 metres total length. In Australia these lizards are called goannas. The Lace Monitor occurs through eastern and south-eastern Australia. It lives in rainforests, open forests and woodlands and is largely arboreal, though it also forages on the ground and will enter suburban backyards. The animal in this photograph was in a suburban backyard. It feeds on insects, frogs, reptiles, mammals and birds. It is a major predator of fledgling birds. It also feeds on carrion. It often uses arboreal termite nests to lay its eggs; the termites repair the hole dug by the female lizard and the young lizards dig their way out of the nest after hatching. Kuranda, North Queensland, Australia.

Release details: Model release not required. Property release not required.

Keywords: animal, australia fauna, australian fauna, fauna, goanna, lace monitor lizard, lizard, monitor lizard, reptile, reptilia, varanidae, varanus, varanus varius, wildlife

Licence fees: A licence fee will be charged for any media (low or high resolution) used in your project.