Northland Green Gecko

ANIMAL PORTRAIT

The Northland Green Gecko, Naultinus grayii, is named after the 19th century British zoologist John Edward Gray. Naultinus grayii’s elegant form is highlighted by a blue mouth lining and bright red tongue. New Zealand gecko populations continue to be threatened by habitat destruction and introduced mammalian predators.

Palmerston North, New Zealand (kept under DOC licence)

Canon 40D, 160mm lens, 1/125, f2.8, ISO 200

by John O’Sullivan, Palmerston North, New Zealand