1987 Photo Contest, Nature, 3rd prize

José Azel

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01 January, 1986

A monitor lizard takes a stroll along the beach. Also known as Komodo dragons, after the Indonesian island where most of them live, the species was only discovered in 1912. They grow up to three meters long and feed on goats and pigs, but their numbers have dwindled to less than 2,000.

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José Azel

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