Nile monitor in a burnt tree

Wildlife image of monitor

I really like a high contrasty image. For me the shadows are as important in the composition and balance as the exposed surfaces. Here a nile monitor peaks out of his  resting spot which is a tree stump burnt out in a bush fire. The flat light of an over cast day couldn't have been better with a subtle fallout on the wood texture just below his head. Wildlife photography isn't just about the big stuff......

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