Into the forests and savannas of Rinca

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Arriving on Rinca island
Panorama of the savannas of Rinca island before sunset
Our first Komodo dragon on Rinca, basking in the morning sun; all dragon photos in situ [1]
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Komodos were common in around the houses, these very accustomed to human presence
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A dry streambed
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A young Komodo lies low to the ground, concealed by the vegetation
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Spot the dragon
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A sunlit Komodo dragon rests on a orange-footed scrubfowl (Megapodius reinwardt) mound. Trekking further into Rinca island the dragons were shy and elusive, making it all the more rewarding to spot them in the dense vegetation.
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Photographed after slight disturbance [2]
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Sundown on Rinca
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There was a stark contrast between open savanna habitat and shaded lowland forest. It was immediately apparent just taking a step out from under the forest canopy.
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Portrait of a Komodo dragon basking in the early morning sun; photographed in situ [1]
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Note the ticks! Photographed in situ [1]
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A male Komodo lies among the solidified and cracked feces of water buffalo (Bubalus bubalis); photographed in situ [1]
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Photographed in situ [1]
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View from a hike near Rinca village
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Photographed in situ [1]

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