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Ready to Strike I found this guy in some caves just outside of Kuala Lumpur. I've always wanted one for a pet because it is both eccentric and people might mistake me for a bond villain.  I understand these can be house-trained even.  Well, one of these can be house-trained and the other kind, that looks similar, is quite dangerous and the bacteria in his saliva can kill you.  So, since I always get Gila Monsters and Iguanas confused, I never ended up getting one because I would hate to bring home the wrong thing.This was a single-shot HDR.  It really helped to bring out all the texture and color in the scales.  It was shot at a low f-stop to keep the focus on the creature, rather than its surroundings.- Trey RatcliffClick here to read the rest of this post at the Stuck in Customs blog.

Ready to Strike


I found this guy in some caves just outside of Kuala Lumpur. I've always wanted one for a pet because it is both eccentric and people might mistake me for a bond villain. I understand these can be house-trained even. Well, one of these can be house-trained and the other kind, that looks similar, is quite dangerous and the bacteria in his saliva can kill you. So, since I always get Gila Monsters and Iguanas confused, I never ended up getting one because I would hate to bring home the wrong thing.

This was a single-shot HDR. It really helped to bring out all the texture and color in the scales. It was shot at a low f-stop to keep the focus on the creature, rather than its surroundings.

- Trey Ratcliff

Click here to read the rest of this post at the Stuck in Customs blog.

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