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Indoor Menagerie - Gecko - Dunedin Butterfly Sanctuary by AndreaEL
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This beautiful Gecko is loving his home in the Dunedin butterfly sanctuary. Warm, humid and tropical, with plenty of insects to eat.
Geckos are small to average sized lizards belonging to the family Gekkonidae, found in warm climates throughout the world. Geckos are unique among lizards in their vocalizations, making chirping sounds in social interactions with other geckos. Gekkonidae is the largest family of lizards, with an estimated 2,000 different species worldwide and many others likely yet to be discovered. The name stems from the Indonesian/Javanese word Tokek, inspired by the sound these animals make. All geckos, excluding the Eublepharinae family, have no eyelids and instead have a transparent membrane which they lick to clean. Many species will, in defense, expel a foul-smelling material and feces onto their aggressors. There are also many species that will drop their tails in defense, a process called autotomy. Many species are well known for their specialized toe pads that enable them to climb smooth and vertical surfaces, and even cross indoor ceilings with ease (one hypothesis explains the ability in terms of the van der Waals force). These antics are well-known to people who live in warm regions of the world, where several species of geckos make their home inside human habitations. These species (for example the House Gecko) can become part of the indoor menagerie and are often welcome guests, as they feed on insects, including mosquitoes.

Indoor Menagerie – Gecko

My fascination with birds began as a child and almost 50 years down the track my love for our feathered friends has not diminished. Once we moved to Tranquillity (our little country retreat) my passion for birds, all nature and wildlife became a digital reality through the lens of my camera.

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  • Robert Miesner
    Robert Miesneralmost 4 years ago

    A stunning closeup of this Day Geacko! The detail is incredible!

  • Thank you Robert for your lovely kind words & support much appreciated.

    – AndreaEL

  • Bunny Clarke
    Bunny Clarkealmost 4 years ago

    WOW! Great capture. Love those textures and colors.

  • Thank you Bunny for your lovely kind words & support much appreciated.

    – AndreaEL

  • TatumWulff
    TatumWulffalmost 4 years ago

    So beautiful! I love geckos’!! What a close capture!

  • Thank you Tatum for your lovely kind words & support much appreciated.

    – AndreaEL

  • Joy Watson
    Joy Watsonalmost 4 years ago

    Fantastic capture

  • Thank you Joy for your lovely kind words & support much appreciated.

    – AndreaEL

  • Norma-jean Morrison
    Norma-jean Mor...almost 4 years ago

    I have a lot here in Queensland they are so good though, your write up is so good and your image beautiful all love Normaje.

  • Thank you Normaje for your lovely kind words & support much appreciated.

    – AndreaEL

  • mscornwall
    mscornwallalmost 4 years ago

    great shot :) xxx

  • Thank you Denise for your lovely kind words & support much appreciated.

    – AndreaEL

  • Sean Jansen
    Sean Jansenalmost 4 years ago

    Awesome capture and detail !! Looks amazing !!

  • Thank you Sean for your lovely kind words & support much appreciated.

    – AndreaEL

  • RebeccaBlackman
    RebeccaBlackmanalmost 4 years ago

    Fantastic closeup, love the textures of his skin.

  • Thank you Rebecca for your lovely kind words & support much appreciated.

    – AndreaEL

  • AuntDot
    AuntDotalmost 4 years ago

    Awesome capture, Andrea! The color and sharp detail are amazing!

  • Thank you Dot for your lovely kind words & support much appreciated.

    – AndreaEL

  • aussiedi
    aussiedialmost 4 years ago

    this is totally awesome Andrea,,what a great closeup.a fave

    Di

  • Thank you for your lovely kind words, fave & support much appreciated.

    – AndreaEL

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