16th Annual Smithsonian.com Photo Contest
Ruby eyes and a tail made of gold
A beautiful living gem from the dry savannah in South East Queensland, Australia. I spent several nights looking for this beautiful gecko, Strophurus taenicauda. I knew what they looked like from pictures but when I stumbled upon it I was so amazed all I could do was utter a silent "wow". Unfortunately these awesome creatures are listed as near threatened do to habitat loss and I hope to draw more attention to the matter with this image.
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||Oct. 13, 2018, 2:23 a.m.
||Canon EOS 700D