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Komodo Dragons, Komodo Island, Indonesia
 
I just returned from Komodo and Flores Islands in Indonesia and one primary reason for going were the Komodo Dragons. This turned out to be a much more challenging image (and set of images) I have ever attempted in a long time. Used 100-400mm lens in rain, carrying umbrellas while being among these magnificant monsters. Two very large males over 3m long and likely over 100KG each. To make matter worse and why hard to take, the one on the right then directly charged us. Having a guide was worth it. They used a forked stick to keep him at bay, but later he said he was quite nervous with this particular dragon. Well...still alive!

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Fri Apr 22, '11 04:39AM
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Uploaded By: Richard P Schoettger

Image Properties
Aperture Value: f//4.5 Shutter Speed Value: 1/160 sec
ISO: 800 Focal Length: 115 mm
Flash: Flash did not fire, compulsory flash mode Date/Time: 22/04/11 16:39:01
Exposure Bias: 0 EV Make: Canon
Metering Mode: Multi-Segment Model: Canon EOS 50D
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Authored by: Patrick Flynn on Friday, May 13 2011 @ 08:47 PM EDT Komodo Dragons, Komodo Island, Indonesia

Gosh, it's too bad you never go anywhere exotic ;-)

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Authored by: Avi Hirschfield on Saturday, May 14 2011 @ 12:56 AM EDT Komodo Dragons, Komodo Island, Indonesia

A little excitement never hurt anyone,Great action though

Did anyone photograph you guys  Smile

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