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 Post subject: Some Australian Varanus pics
PostPosted: May 20th, 2017, 2:26 pm 

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I Thought I would share some Photos Of varanus species I have taken from my three trips herping Wa and the top end. Alot of my time was spent in the Pilbara where i was lucky enough to find my target species Varanus hamersleyensis and Pilbarenis along with some strange looking acanthrus.
Pilbara:
Varanus acanthrus all from the hamersey ranges
ImageVaranus acanthurus- Pilbara by chris applin, on Flickr

ImageVaranus acanthurus-Pilbara by chris applin, on Flickr

ImageVaranus acanthurus by chris applin, on Flickr

Varanus Hamersleyenis
ImageVaranus hamersleyensis by chris applin, on Flickr

ImageVaranus hamersleyensis by chris applin, on Flickr

Varanus panoptes rubidus
ImageVaranus panoptes rubidus by chris applin, on Flickr

ImageVaranus panoptes rubidus by chris applin, on Flickr

From marble bar varanus pilbarensis
ImageVaranus pilbarensis by chris applin, on Flickr

Varanus bushi from munjina Pilbara
ImageVaranus bushi by chris applin, on Flickr

After spending time in the Pilbara I headed north to Broome and the start of the Kimberlys My target species where banded Varanus scalaris which I didn't manage to find and of course Varanus varanus glauerti, which i have been lucky enough to find on both my trips to the kimberly.

Varanus tristis Broome
ImageVaranus tristis by chris applin, on Flickr

ImageVaranus tristis by chris applin, on Flickr

Varanus Glauerti Kunnunurra
ImageVaranus glauerti by chris applin, on Flickr

ImageVaranus glauerti by chris applin, on Flickr

From Kununurra I headed Towards Darwin Hoping to Find Varanus Kingorum on my way After looking long and hard in wyndham and kununnarra and turning up nothing but Scolopendra I wasnt feeling hopeful, But after a few hours searching I managed to get one and then another

ImageVaranus kingorum by chris applin, on Flickr

ImageVaranus kingorum by chris applin, on Flickr

Heading up to Darwin The next target species was varanus baritji ,on a previous trip I hadn't managed to get one putting it down to being to dry I hoped that recent rain would bring them out After a short look I manged to get this stunning male
ImageVaranus baritji by chris applin, on Flickr

I wish now I had looked for longer in the hope that i might of found varanus primordius

Travelling up further I was told by a freind of a spot that varanus mertensi often hung out at I have been to the spot twice in 2 years and there always seems to be one there A good sign that they are bouncing back after the toad invasion.
ImageVaranus mertensi by chris applin, on Flickr

I hope you have enjoyed my post I have some more Varanus pictures I will post soon

cheers
chris


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 Post subject: Re: Some Australian Varanus pics
PostPosted: May 20th, 2017, 3:39 pm 

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A few that I missed

Varanus giganteus First one from Pannawonica second Port hedland
ImageVaranus giganteus by chris applin, on Flickr

ImageVaranus giganteus by chris applin, on Flickr

Varanus glauerti kununurra
ImageVaranus glauerti by chris applin, on Flickr

And from near Darwin Varanus mitchelli

ImageVaranus mitchelli by chris applin, on Flickr

ImageVaranus mitchelli by chris applin, on Flickr

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chris


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 Post subject: Re: Some Australian Varanus pics
PostPosted: May 21st, 2017, 12:52 am 
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Beautiful photography of some iconic Aussie lizards!


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PostPosted: May 21st, 2017, 6:51 pm 
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Agree wholeheartedly with John, and for me the tristis being especially spectacular!


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PostPosted: May 26th, 2017, 8:46 am 

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WOW !!! :shock:


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