• Ist es ein verzauberte Froschkönig ?
    Er bekommt von mir den Kuß;) - atena-w.
  • pupils are not equals...brain damage ? - vetlife2005
  • Maybe this is how they wink--flirting with Ben? :0) - *~Tammy~*
  • He wouldn't sit still,,,so I hit him with my shoe ;-) LOL ;-)
  • kidding ;-)
  • A wink ;-) - Chikorita
  • en een vrolijke glimlach.. - Dani℮l

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Gekko Gecko or the Tokay Gecko's native habitat is rainforest trees and cliffs, and it also frequently adapts to rural human habitations, roaming walls and ceilings at night in search of insect prey. They are somewhat hyper and can stress easily. As a defense mechanism the tail can detach to confuse the predator, giving the gecko time to escape. They eat insects, such as crickets and mealworms, and fruits, such as bananas and mangos, which are rich in calcium. Tokay Geckos hydrate themselves by drinking water from rainfall collecting on leaves. The Tokay Gecko is the second largest Gecko species, attaining lengths of about 30–40cm. The typical lifespan is 7–10 years, however in captivity some Tokays have been known to live over 18 years. Tokays are renowned for their their loud vocalizations. Their mating call, a loud croak, is variously described as sounding like tokeh or gekk-gekk. The Tokay is also considered the bulldog of the Gecko world due to the fact that when they bite, they often won't let go for up to several hours at a time or even several days, and generally cannot be forcibly removed without causing harm to the Gecko. One way of getting a Tokay to release its hold is to submerge the animal in water, which will encourage the lizard to let go, without causing it any harm or undue stress.

While a majority of tourist in Thailand visit the popular islands we went to Khao Yai National Park. A lovely place to get in touch with the unspoiled jungle. We found a lovely accomodation next to the river at the border of the park. We were the only guests during the weekdays. In the weekend more guests -only Thai people- can be expected. At night another visitor can be expected. My kids spotted this lovely Tacko Gecko on the ceiling of our bedroom ;-).

Een rustige, nachtactieve gekko die in Azie 's nachts vaker gehoord wordt dan gezien. De tokeh of de Gekko gecko is een hagedis uit de familie gekko's. De wetenschappelijke naam wordt abusievelijk wel eens omgedraaid tot Gecko gekko. De Tacko gekko heeft een slanke bouw met sterke poten. De maximale lengte is 40 centimeter en daarmee is het een van de grootste gekkosoorten. Deze soort heeft erg grote lamellae, ofwel hechtkussentjes onder de tenen. De huidskleur is enigszins veranderlijk zodat het dier minder zichtbaar wordt voor prooien. De tokeh is een nachtdier die overdag in spleten en kieren verstopt zit. De gekko leeft in bomen en op muren en schuwt de mens niet, zo wordt de hagedis ook aangetroffen in huizen. De naam tokeh is afgeleid van het blaffende geluid dat geproduceerd wordt in de paartijd. Een mannelijke gekko kan dan beter niet in huis zitten want het geluid is tot kilometers ver te horen; van 300 tot 10.000 hertz is het bereik van deze dieren. Een volwassen tokeh maakt schreeuwende geluiden bij bedreiging en als de gekko bijt laat hij niet meer los. Voedsel: Insekten, kleine knaagdieren en hagedissen, spinnen en andere ongewervelden. Daarnaast bestaat het dieet van de gouden gekko voor een klein percentage uit zachte zoete vruchten.

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  1. Riekie vdB 73 months ago | reply

    Ik ben gek op die prachtige pootjes van deze beestjes, prachtig!!
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    Seen on your photo stream. (?)

  2. Het broertje van.. [deleted] 73 months ago | reply

    Echt mooi Ben!!!

  3. njaminjami 73 months ago | reply

    wooooow
    great shot!

  4. trina1975 73 months ago | reply

    Fabulous macro!

  5. soleá 72 months ago | reply

    echt een super mooie foto!!!!

  6. pat.bluey 72 months ago | reply

    Wow great capture.

  7. ILINA S. 72 months ago | reply

    his eyes look like golden jewelry :-) your photo makes it look so cute!

  8. Sash´s Kitchen-Studio Photography 72 months ago | reply

    Hi, I'm an admin for a group called Multi Mega Ship (no admin-invite needed), and we'd love to have this added to the group!



    "MuLTiMeGaSHiP"
    SaiL iNTo THiS aRTiSTiC GRouP

  9. Planitia Astrum~=/\= [deleted] 69 months ago | reply

    Hi, I'm an admin for a group called Class:Reptilia, and we'd love to have this added to the group!

    I thought it was a Tokay! I was right! Very satisfying!

  10. jack lannie 53 months ago | reply

    awesome macro! I have a macro of a lizard on my page, take a look!

  11. Nicholas Moegly 53 months ago | reply

    awesome macro shot!
    p.s. you should submit this to www.maythebestphotowin.com because they're doing an animals contest right now.

  12. Earth2428 50 months ago | reply

    Earth is a awesome place

  13. his restless eyes 33 months ago | reply

    great shot!!!!!! wonderful

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