Nile monitor

Nile monitor

Z777/0010 Rights Managed

Request low-res file

530 pixels on longest edge, unwatermarked

Request/Download high-res file

Uncompressed file size: 26.2MB

Downloadable file size: 2.5MB

Price image Pricing

Please login to use the price calculator


Credit: TONY CAMACHO/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

Caption: Nile monitor. Head of a Nile monitor (Varanus niloticus) with its tongue in the air. This lizard uses its tongue to sense chemicals in the air that can alert it to the presence of prey. It takes a wide variety of prey, including small mammals, birds, insects, other reptiles, fish, crustaceans and carrion. The Nile monitor inhabits most of Africa, with the exception of the desert regions and the north-west. It is active mainly by day, and prefers to stay near water, often hunting in lakes and rivers. It may reach a length of up to two metres. Photographed at Lake Victoria, Uganda.

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

Keywords: africa, african, animal, carnivore, carnivorous, head, lake victoria, lizard, nature, nile monitor, predator, predatory, reptile, reptilia, tongue, uganda, varanus niloticus, wildlife, zoology

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