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Little Warrior

By moiral
Morning all. This little chap is a Tokay Gecko - from Angi's macro day. The second largest of the gecko species, the Tokay is a nocturnal arboreal reptile. They are solitary creatures and only come together for mating purposes. The Tokay is extrememly territorial and will attack anything else in it's territory. When they bite, they hang on for a long time, and can be as long as an hour. For a reptile, they have an extremely hard bite - due to the fact they need to be able to crush hard shelled beetles. This little chap was certainly vocal and feisty. Thanks for C&Cs on yesterday's upload.

Tags: Close-up and macro Tokay gecko

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Lillian Plus
8 22 17 United Kingdom
16 Nov 2012 7:57AM
OMG's smiling at you
maybe next on the bite list huh?
was an exciting day, and you really have a great detailed image here
lovely colours

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Jasper87 Plus
8 2.0k 150 England
16 Nov 2012 8:06AM
"Hey, ma, look at me" Grin Lovely expression and pose, Moira, and a great colour too.

LynneJoyce Plus
9 20 99 United Kingdom
16 Nov 2012 8:13AM
Great timing, excellent expression caught beautifully here.
Hermanus 5 4 South Africa
16 Nov 2012 8:36AM
Amazing little creature - quite pretty with his orange spots Grin Great photo and accompanying info Smile
I'd stay well clear of this colourful beastie, Angi has some marvellous creatures, a joy to see them.

Richsr 11 91 223 England
16 Nov 2012 8:39AM
Certainly an interesting range of colours on its skin, good details too.
Regards Richard
RonnieAG Plus
8 154 118 Scotland
16 Nov 2012 8:43AM
That face just says "attitude" to me so your commentary about it's behaviour comes as no surprise, Moira.
Fine shot against the black b/g.
AnnChown Plus
8 207 1 United Kingdom
16 Nov 2012 8:51AM
But he looks as if he has a good sense of humour Moira! Fine detail and pose.
Ayoob 7 Australia
16 Nov 2012 8:53AM
Lovely details and captured , Moira.......Grin
16 Nov 2012 8:54AM
Beautiful image Moira
CaroleS Plus
8 433 3 United Kingdom
16 Nov 2012 9:41AM
Great detail and great pose too
CarolG 11 199 20 Greece
16 Nov 2012 10:53AM
A wonderful fella, Moira, and very well captured. Carol
andylea 9 37 1 United Kingdom
16 Nov 2012 11:03AM
brilliant detail moira wonderful colours and comp a cracker nice one Wink
ValSaxby Plus
12 146 United Kingdom
16 Nov 2012 11:12AM
A lovely image of this fellow - I love the marking on these guys but as you say can be very fiesty
WOW,stunning capture moira,pin sharp,well done.ray
Tibetan 5 3 England
16 Nov 2012 2:02PM
Great colours nice detail Moira, well done love it, regards Leon.GrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrin
TrevBatWCC Plus
9 12 12 England
16 Nov 2012 3:07PM
A cracking detailed shot, Moira, and from reading your write-up, don't thing I want to wave my fingers anywhere that open mouth! Wink
Trev Smile
SUE118 Plus
9 8 1 United Kingdom
16 Nov 2012 4:26PM
What a delightful chap and isn't hansome.
User_Removed 5 4 1 United Kingdom
16 Nov 2012 7:38PM
Hi Moria, love this, loads of detail and very sharp. Bob
Billyray 10 70 3 United Kingdom
16 Nov 2012 7:45PM
A cracking shot Moira. Excellent colour and detail, I certainly wouldn't want to be bitten by him.
pdcche 7 4 United Kingdom
16 Nov 2012 8:19PM
Lovely shot Moira with good detail, Peter..
NeilWigan Plus
7 17 16 England
16 Nov 2012 8:50PM
Hi ,Moira ,hope all OK on the family front and congratulations, best wishes to mum and baby.more great shots from your trip to the lady Lillians.
16 Nov 2012 10:32PM
A brilliant shot Moira superb details..Lin
16 Nov 2012 10:55PM
Fantastic capture Moira superb eyes and marking on this beauty, good pose and detailed work with that wonderful colour. I have two Jays in my garden if you like a can
shoot one with my sniper rifle and then freeze it and then post it to you and then you can nail it to any perch you like to get the shots GrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrin

17 Nov 2012 11:11AM
Great shot great detail and colour.
helenlinda Plus
10 360 22 United Kingdom
17 Nov 2012 2:39PM
Fantastic shot Moira SmileSmile
milky 14 Wales
17 Nov 2012 10:18PM
Great capture with colours & detail my wife loves then-------Milky
WOW this is simply stunning! love that eye

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