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Old Sep 7, 2010, 6:52 AM   #1
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Default [pics] Spencer's Skink

Taken with an Olympus E620 & 70-300mm lens.

Spencer's Skink is found at altitudes in excess of 500 metres in areas which are heavily forested, from East Gippsland through to the Otway Ranges & the Mt Cole area. This particular Skink is identified by the pale bronze stripe that begins at the snout, runs through the eye & over the shoulder to the tail. Note the bright red patch behind itís front leg.

This particular lizard was sunning itself at the base of The Ada Tree, which is thought to be one of, if not the biggest tree in Australia (& the Southern Hemisphere). Several little Skinks of varying size were scurrying all over the enormous trunk of the tree, almost perfectly camouflaged against the bark. They even climbed all over the wooden boardwalk that encircles the giant tree. It was quite surreal as we didnít see any other lizards on the 1.6km track to the tree.

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Old Sep 7, 2010, 8:02 PM   #2
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Interesting creature Adam. The exposure and detail is very good. I would have liked it more had the rest of the body was in the frame.

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