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Gecko | by Kaidohmaru*
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This little one (length overall about 10cm) was portrayed in a room in the Mekong Delta,Vietman. Despite the suggestive angle, the picture is taken straight up, so the critter is looking down into the camera. [180mm, F11, 1/15s, ISO100].


The Gecko manages to walk on surfaces (including polished metal and glass) in any orientation it sees fit due to multi-million purposefully shaped hairs on its toes. Amazing as this is, the real fascination for me sets in when you see them run while peeling, and re-attaching their feet about 15 times per second in an highly elaborate movement.


Better on black!


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--- Taxonomoy ---


Kingdom: Animalia

Phylum: Chordata

Class: Reptilia

Order: Squamata

Suborder: Sauria

Family: Gekkonidae

Species: Hemidactylus frenatus

Common name: House Gecko


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Taken on February 17, 2008