13th Annual Smithsonian.com Photo Contest
A portrait of a Mertens' Water Monitor
I took a photo of my friend who cares for the reptile collection at the National Aquarium Australia exhibit. This juvenile Mertens’ water monitor was climbing up her left arm and I snapped a shot as the lizard approached her left ear, which is why you see the her hair on the right side of the photo.
© Bryan Barnes.
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||Nov. 21, 2015, 3 p.m.
||Canon EOS 7D