Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Gecko at night

This photo illustrates some of the differences between geckos and baby iguanas, which I have shown on this website and which are often mistaken for geckos.

If you look closely, you will seen that this gecko has round pads for his toes, whereas iguanas have claws.  Also, his eyes are adapted to the dark, where as iguanas have slits for pupils.

And, even more fundamentally, geckos are nocturnal.  This photo was taken at night, with the gecko hanging upside down on the ceiling of out balcony/patio.

This week we have photos of the people of Guatemala posted on our Viva la Voyage travel photo site.

6 comments:

Sharon Anck said...

With his eyes glowing like that he almost doesn't look real but, I know he is.

Judy said...

Living decorations for your balcony!

glenda said...

Very informative post. They are great little bug eaters.

Bob Crowe said...

Great shot. The eyes look alien.

Rob the frog said...

We used to have a couple of them leaving in our 17th floor apartment in New Delhi. Nice guys, they were eating all the mosquitoes.

Sarah Elisa said...

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