|UNESCO #609 - Komodo National Park - INDONESIA|
Monday, January 27, 2014
Komodo National Park - INDONESIA - UNESCO #609
The second postcard Jennifer sent me shows one of the best known wild creatures in Indonesia - the Komodo Dragons, probably the closest thing to a dinosaur still alive. I've seen lots of National Geographic and BBC documentaries about this giant lizards and, even knowing how dangerous their poisonous bite are, I would love to visit this site one day. Thank you so much Jennifer for this awesome double swap, thanks to you I now have more than half of the Indonesian UNESCO WHS and my collection rises to a round 275 sites (706 to go). This postcard took 14 days to arrive!
These volcanic islands are inhabited by a population of around 5,700 giant lizards, whose appearance and aggressive behaviour have led to them being called 'Komodo dragons'. They exist nowhere else in the world and are of great interest to scientists studying the theory of evolution. The rugged hillsides of dry savannah and pockets of thorny green vegetation contrast starkly with the brilliant white sandy beaches and the blue waters surging over coral.