An up-close encounter with some of Australia’s coolest reptiles [gallery]

Nope, it’s not Man Vs. Wild, just another day in Queensland with a few of our more leathery, googly-eyed residents. Masked by their rugged surrounds, they’re quiet, fast and, let’s be honest, a few of them are a little scary.

If climbing trees or venturing into the wilderness at night isn’t really your caper, we’ve found some of Queensland’s finest reptiles for you to view, minus the Bear Grylls-type adventure.

What rad reptiles have you spotted on your travels?

*Photography Max Jackson and Lachlan Gilding from Epicentre Environmental.