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Stalked on a Komodo beach

Two dragons were on the beach. One of them turned to face me as I laid in the sand. I don’t have a large, telephoto lens, so I must rely on close encounters for great photos. The lizard began walking toward me. I was ten feet away when I snapped this photo before jumping to my feet. I backed up, ditching my tripod and hat. It continued to follow me. Both my guides were occupied with another. The two animals separated us. At that moment, I was alone with nothing between me and the dragon. As I continued to back up cautiously watching the lizard, it eventually lost interest and stopped following.

TAGS: Animal, Indonesia, Reptile, Wildlife

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Jackson, Missouri, United States of America
Member since 2015
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Copyright:
© Trevor LaClair.
All rights reserved.
Image Source: digital
Date Taken: 07.2017
Filed Under: Natural World
Camera Information
Date Uploaded: Nov. 13, 2017, 9:08 a.m.
Camera Make: Canon
Camera Model: Canon EOS 7D
Focal Length: 110mm
Shutter Speed: 1/4000
Aperture: f4.5
ISO: ISO400
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