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Jukka Heinovirta 
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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Media ID 20110513213246950
Date Fri Apr 22, '11 04:39AM
Comments 2
Views 804
Uploaded By Richard P Schoettger
Aperture Value f//4.5
Date/Time 22/04/11 16:39:01
Exposure Bias 0 EV
Flash Flash did not fire, compulsory flash mode
Focal Length 115 mm
ISO 800
Make Canon
Metering Mode Multi-Segment
Model Canon EOS 50D
Shutter Speed Value 1/160 sec
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Patrick Flynn

Friday, May 13 2011 @ 08:47 PM EDT

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

Avi Hirschfield

Saturday, May 14 2011 @ 12:56 AM EDT

A little excitement never hurt anyone,Great action though

Did anyone photograph you guys  Smile