Chobe River: Nile monitor

On our Botswana safari, after driving along the Chobe River in the morning, we took a cruise on the river in the afternoon. From the water we saw more animals than from land, and we were able to approach closer. During the morning game drive, we saw glimpses of a large lizard rushing away, but we saw the Nile monitor much better during our cruise.

This Nile monitor is walking along the shore, smelling with its extended tongue. The Nile monitor runs fast, climbs trees, and swims.

Nile monitor smelling
Nile monitor smelling

In the following sequence, a Nile monitor is digging in the soft sand, perhaps looking for crocodile eggs.

Nile monitor looking up
Nile monitor looking up
monitor smelling
monitor smelling
Nile monitor digging
Nile monitor digging
monitor looking around again
monitor looking around again
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I enjoy travel, art, food, photography, nature, California native plants, history, and yoga. I am a retired software engineer. The gravatar is a Nuttall's woodpecker that visited our backyard.

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