Photo category:
Vertebrates specimen collection
Living Museum
Natural History Museum of Crete exhibition

  • Photo taken Locality: Greece, Crete, Heraklion
  • Photo taken by:
    Trichas, A.
  • Photo taken date:
    March 2013
Desert Monitor
Scaled Reptiles

Close up photo of the head of the Desert Monitor, Varanus griseus. The largest lizard in the Mediterranean region and a very successful predator, hunting small mammals, lizards, snakes and insects. Because of its hunting ability, local people call it “the desert wolf”.