June 18, 2024

Port Short to see the Komodo Dragon

Large Komodo Dragon stares down our intrepid reporter Martin Gerretsen as he carefully trods the Komodo National Park.

We are catching up with Martin Gerretsen on the island of Komodo, one of the 17,508 islands that make up the Republic of Indonesia. The island is famous for the unique fauna which roam the Komodo National Park. Its most famous inhabitant is the Komodo dragon, the world’s largest living lizard, which takes its name from the island. With amazing reefs just offshore there is an abundance of diving opportunities to view underwater life as well.

We saw a few small dragons (about 2 feet) to larger ones (about 8 feet long). Although they seem to lay still or move slowly, then can move fast and attack. They will even eat their own young if not enough other food.

View Martin’s quick look at the fierce Komodo Dragon here: Port Short Komodo Island