Juvenile Komodo

Our last day on Komodo island we spotted a juvenile sitting alert on the forest floor. As this dragon keeps growing it will spend more and more time on the ground, transitioning from an almost completely arboreal lifestyle. Down from the trees there isn’t much protection from adult dragons, so young komodos aren’t really seen sprawled out on the ground in deep slumber like the large ones.

Photographed and filmed in situ [1]

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