Posts tagged: gecko
The Eyes by ~vids
Gonatodes (Gonatodes daudini)-
Gonatodes is a genus of dwarf geckos that include many different species. Almost every species has a dramatic and unique color variation (in the males mostly). They mostly live in the forests of South America although some have adapted to live in cities and have been taken as pets.
They eat almost any bug that they can swallow. Some species of Gonatodes are becoming critically endangered due to deforestation.
Most of the species have pointed noses and are rather narrow in body size. However Gonatodes Daudini, shown here is the only one with large scales, bright orange irises and the 3 eye shaped patterns displayed by the males.
Photos: Strategy Forum INC on Flickr
Madagascar Day Gecko
I love lose up shots of reptiles. There’s just something so alien to us about them. Any nature photographers out there? What are your thoughs?