howzat!?

Oh yes, absolutely thrilled here! Do try on black.
The first time I have seen a lace monitor on the property (goanna). He was a good 1.5 metres, and I do have other photos that show how broad he is, but he was about the size of me to give an idea. Yep another arboreal animal, and the koalas would be impressed with those claws.

I was off the bike in a flash and following as he went up the tree to try and get the best angle for a good shot, pity he went so high so fast as it was hard to get a good one that showed his full body well, but his face is worth a close look anyway.

I would be thrilled if I could see one of these every day, they are just so stunning!

Thanks so much for commenting and being part of the many discoveries on my bit of paradise.
huge goanna and I won't want to be bitten by one !
posted January 5th, 2018  
A handsome fellow, I love their beautiful markings :)
posted January 5th, 2018  
One handsome fella!
posted January 5th, 2018  
So many interesting reptiles! I have my yearly outing in February/March to look for adders coming out of their nests after hibernation and that's it! Great shot.
posted January 5th, 2018  
Wow, this is amazing, and he sounds huge! Well done for getting that capture.
posted January 5th, 2018  
Love these animals, you've got good detail there, fav
posted January 5th, 2018  
He’s a beauty, not sure I would want to meet him up close though! Lol
posted January 5th, 2018  
He’s HUGE. How fantastic and exciting for you. Brilliant capture. Thank you for sharing. Definite fav.
posted January 5th, 2018  
Oh wow he's fabulous and stands out so well on black. fav for me too
posted January 5th, 2018  
ooh double wow! and a fav
posted January 5th, 2018  
What a superb specimen! Great detail.
posted January 5th, 2018  
What a beauty he is :)
posted January 5th, 2018  
He is magnificent! You are surrounded by amazing creatures!
posted January 5th, 2018  
very impressive !
posted January 5th, 2018  
Now he is a cool looking character. Great shot 👍
posted January 5th, 2018  
Super close up to see the skin details :)
posted January 5th, 2018  
Great find :) fav
posted January 5th, 2018  
he is just beautiful. great shot, lots of birds nests around?
posted January 5th, 2018  
Great close up . You have a beautiful wild life in you country.
posted January 5th, 2018  
Wow! Great lizard.
posted January 5th, 2018  
@louisanoffke yes indeed every sizable tree has multiple nests - balance happens in big ways here ;)
posted January 5th, 2018  
@koalagardens it would, i would imagine it would be very hard not to interfere
posted January 5th, 2018  
Wow, that's one big lizard. :-) Great capture.
posted January 6th, 2018  
such detail, amazing
posted January 6th, 2018  
Great detailed shot...Fav
posted January 6th, 2018  
Super capture & detail...Fav
posted January 6th, 2018  
Awesome!
A fav.
posted January 6th, 2018  
He's so lovely! Great patterns.
posted January 6th, 2018  
I agree with Pyrrhula- you have such amazing creatures! I would not want to meet up with his claws!
posted January 6th, 2018  
Stunning, yes - but more than slightly alarming too!
posted January 6th, 2018  
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