East of Middleton, Outback Queensland
I was told about this spot when I was at the Middleton Hotel (the most isolated pub in Queensland) so I thought I’d check it out. After a 20km drive, a long walk through a dry paddock and a slippery climb over loose rocks to the top of the hill (wearing thongs didn’t help) I checked out the view. Nothing and nobody as far as the eye could see. Except I wasn’t alone. A couple of meters to the left of where I shot this was a huge monitor lizard. I’m sure he wasn’t going to hurt me if I left him alone but the whole time I was shooting I had one eye on him and one on the shot. Between the heat, the flies, the sharp rocks and a five foot long lizard with huge claws watching me watch him, it wasn’t the easiest shot to get. Good thing there was a pub nearby.