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.

6 Comments

  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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