Gold dust day gecko on a torch ginger

There is no Sunday Stills challenge this week (or next), but the theme was going to be ‘Something Red or Green or Both!’ so I thought I’d go with the photo I had picked out for that anyway.

So here’s a very green (with red markings) gold dust day gecko resting atop a very red torch ginger surrounded by green foliage. It looks like the gecko has been in the wars judging from the rings around its tail, which suggest it has lost it a few times. The most recent regrowth is the lower brown part, which will ultimately take on a matching green color once it’s fully grown.

12 thoughts on “Gold dust day gecko on a torch ginger

    1. Graham Post author

      Thanks. Torch gingers are a structurally interesting flower and the gecko adds another contrasting element to the photo. When I photograph flowers, I’m always looking for insects and geckos to add that extra touch.

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  1. lisaonthebeach

    Great photo! I did not know that about the tail. We get geckos in our house, very tiny ones, and always they lose their tails (thanks to the kitty). We have rescued many. We have a cup in the bathroom to rescue the geckos, as that is always where she brings them for some reason!

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    1. Graham Post author

      I think cats are one of their major predators. I’ve seen several geckos lose their tails and it’s a bit disconcerting. The tail continues to wriggle around, the idea being to distract an attacker so the gecko can escape. It’s very weird to see a gecko keep writhing for a fair while after it’s detached.

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