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September 10, 2018

A Mischievous Grin

A Bengal monitor lets its tongue out while it crosses a road within Sri Lanka's Anawilundawa Sanctuary. The sizable reptile uses its forked tongue to "smell" its surroundings. It will flick its tongue repeatedly in order to track prey and detect other monitor lizards. This photo was submitted to Your Shot, our photo community on Instagram. Follow us on Instagram at @natgeoyourshot or visit us at for the latest submissions and news about the community.
Photograph by Senthi Aathavan Senthilverl, National Geographic Your Shot
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