20th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World
The Twin Forked Tongue

Monitor lizard looking for food in Masai Mara using its twin forked tongue. Particles in the air can be detected and living organisms like reptiles, insects etc., can be hunted for a meal. This type of tongue is common for the reptile family which includes snakes.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 12.2021
Date Uploaded: 09.2022
Photo Location: Masai Mara, Kenya
Camera: Canon EOS 6D
Copyright: © Manoj Shah