Raymond Uzanas of Stonington writes: "I took these photos during an April 2012 expedition to the Komodo Island region of the Indonesian archipelago. The pacifying, serene sunset scene over the waters of Lubuan Bajo, gateway town to Komodo National Park, home to the Komodo dragon lizards, underscores the danger to wildlife and humans co-existing in the land of the dragons. These largest of the world's lizards can reach 9 to 10 feet in length and attain a weight of 300 pounds. The carnivorous Komodos like their meats well done; the longer the better before they devour their favorite diet of buffalo, deer, pigs or goat. They often patiently wait while their venomous, bacteria-laden saliva does it's work after the dragon has bitten its prey. Found only on three islands within the national park, less than 2,500 of these endangered lizards remain in the wild."
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