Auckland – West                          Mainly West of Queen Street – seen through my lens

April 26, 2014

Auckland Green Gecko

Filed under: Animals,Arataki,Black and White — paul @ 7:09 am
Auckland Green Gecko

Auckland Green Gecko

Shown here in black and white – this is an Auckland Green Gecko (Naultinus elegans elegans), on display at the Arataki Visitor Centre. They are part of the native fauna of the Waitakeres, but I have yet to sight one in the wild, even though I live in the midst of kanuka trees, one of their favourite haunts.

For more black and white images check out Dragonstar’s Weekend in Black and White.


  1. An eeerie but fascinating little creature. It looks pre-historic.

    Comment by Gemma Wiseman — April 26, 2014 @ 3:16 pm

  2. Wow!!! Interesting capture!

    Comment by TheChieftess — April 26, 2014 @ 6:54 pm

  3. Great photo, and a perfect edit to b&w!
    Well done!

    Comment by HansHB — April 26, 2014 @ 7:16 pm

  4. I remember Geckos from living in Malaya, probably not green ones. My father used to throw rolled up socks at them – no TV then.

    Comment by John — April 27, 2014 @ 3:38 am

  5. Great shot! Love all the detail of the skin.

    Comment by Dragonstar — April 27, 2014 @ 7:08 am

  6. Brilliant shot! Wonderful details!

    Comment by LonettA — April 27, 2014 @ 9:22 pm

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