An orange-spotted day gecko emerges from its hiding spot in search of food just in time for a photo opportunity.
Originally from Mauritius, like many gecko species in Hawaii it was introduced by humans and has since created several self-sustaining populations on the islands.
Seen mostly as a blessing, geckos are looked upon fondly because they help with bug control, particularly mosquitoes and moths. They have a soft chirp that adds to a tropical ambiance.
A fast, frolicking, and bitty mourning gecko leaps its way from petal to petal on a sidewalk plumeria in Hawaii. Lepidodactylus lugubris, commonly called the mourning gecko, is particularly interesting because there have not been any males found within the species. read more
This captivating shot of an orange spotted gecko (Phelsuma guimbeaui) shows off its striking orange stripes, blue rings, and green and yellow lines. read more
The Hawaiian orange-spotted day gecko is a common site on the islands. These playful, attractive lizards adorn trees, railings, buildings, and even indoor walls and ceilings. read more