Northern Spiny-tailed Gecko

ANIMAL PORTRAIT

Like all Geckos, this Northern Spiny-tailed Gecko lacks eyelids, so it is using its tongue to clean its eye. Timing the photo to capture the tongue at just the right moment needed a lot of luck and persistence.

Exmouth, Western Australia

Nikon D200, Nikkor 105mm VR macro, 1/60, f5.6, ISO 100, Nikon SB-800 flash

by Stewart Macdonald, Queensland