The Lace Monitor or Lace Goanna (Varanus varius) an Australian member of the monitor lizard family. Know mostly in Australia as goannas they are the second largest lizard after the Perentie (Varanus giganteus).
This specimen I found strolling on the beach, unafraid of human presence and feeding on food leftovers by the day visitors to the area. These are great unrehearsed moments, when opportunistic symbiotic tolerance is observed, making sure that fingers are kept well away, as a small bite will cause small envenomation in humans, with rapid swelling in minutes, blood clothing in the bitten area and shooting pain up the arm. Obtained good stock footage with Panasonic AG-AF102, as well as stills with Nikon D5100 @ f/5.6 1/800s Sports Focal 120mm.