GLC-LFB Fire boat - Fire Hawk
Entering service in February 1976, the Fire Hawk was built by Watercraft of Shoreham at a cost of £60, 000. Measuring 45 feet in length, 13.5 inch beam and with a 3.5 foot draft, she had a top speed of 17 knots. With a single fixed monitor forward, the twin portable pumps provided a pumping capacity of 1200 gpm (5400 litres per minute). The Fire Hawk was sold off in 2000.
© London Fire Brigade / Mary Evans Picture Library
Nile monitor crocodile, Varanus niloticus
Nile monitor crocodile, Varanus niloticus. . Handcolored copperplate stipple engraving from Jussieu's Dictionnaire des Sciences Naturelles 1816-1830. Illustration by J.G. Pretre, engraved by Massard, directed by Turpin, and published by F. G. Levrault. Jean Gabriel Pretre (1780-1845) was painter of natural history at Empress Josephine's zoo and later became artist to the Museum of Natural History.
© Florilegius / Mary Evans
Palawan Monitor Lizard - rests on a path with its
Palawan Monitor Lizard - rests on a path with its tongue outstretched (the tongue has a highly developed olfactory sense) to smell 'a visitor' (Varanus marmoratus). Puerto Princesa Subterranean River National Park - Sabang - Palawan - Philippines - February. A former subspecies of Varanus salvator now considered as a part of same-name complex of species but a separate species.
© Andrey Zvoznikov / ardea.com