STANDING GROUND

SMOOTH KNOB-TAILED GECKO

NEPHRURUS LEVIS OCCIDENTALIS

This charismatic gecko was adamant about staying on the warm road. When encouraged to move from harm’s way it began stretching its body as tall as possible in this awesome display of ‘toughness’, before scurrying off the road into the bush. Good timing, because a car followed 30 seconds later. 

Kalbarri National Park, Western Australia

Canon EOS 5D Mk III, Canon EF 100mm f/.8 macro USM, 1/160, f/32, ISO 320, Canon 580 EX II with diffuser, small head torch, handheld 

by Brad Leue