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Giant leaf-tailed Gecko - portrait 2, Pyreras Reserve, Madagascar A family photo shoot of two indivuduals of Common flat-tail gecko, more often called the Giant leaf-tailed gecko based on its size. These two were taken from their cage in Pyreras Reserve, put on a tree for some photos, and then put back.<br />
<br />
Like all species in the Uroplatus genus, it has a uniquely shaped body to camouflage it by day. Specifics of this species are its size and its fringed skin. A few years earlier we were lucky to observe one hunting at night:<br />
<figure class="photo"><a href="https://www.jungledragon.com/image/34090/giant_leaf-tailed_gecko_on_the_hunt_nosy_mangabe_madagascar.html" title="Giant Leaf-tailed gecko on the hunt, Nosy Mangabe, Madagascar"><img src="https://s3.amazonaws.com/media.jungledragon.com/images/2/34090_thumb.jpg?AWSAccessKeyId=05GMT0V3GWVNE7GGM1R2&Expires=1631145610&Signature=w6IKL71chNkyYd5BQ3sX2ShpfT4%3D" width="200" height="174" alt="Giant Leaf-tailed gecko on the hunt, Nosy Mangabe, Madagascar I&#039;m happy with this photo for two reasons. Most importantly, it shows a Giant Leaf-tailed Gecko on the hunt. It&#039;s a creature that is beautiful in itself, but you&#039;d typically see it during the day, where it is static. Here you see one high up in the tree, actively moving around.<br />
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The 2nd reason I am happy is because of the technical challenge. The gecko is about 10 meters away, high up in a tree, in complete darkness. It&#039;s quite unusual to use a tele lens with flash, but I figured to just go for it. Maximum focal length, maximum flash power, and there you go. I wasn&#039;t expecting it to work, but it did. Africa,Geotagged,Giant Leaf-tailed Gecko,Madagascar,Madagascar North,Nosy Mangabe,Spring,Uroplatus fimbriatus,World" /></a></figure><br />
When threatened it has a display both threatening and hilarious:<br />
<a href="https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Common_flat-tail_gecko#/media/File:Giant_Leaf-tailed_Gecko,_Nosy_Mangabe,_Madagascar.jpg" rel="nofollow">https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Common_flat-tail_gecko#/media/File:Giant_Leaf-tailed_Gecko,_Nosy_Mangabe,_Madagascar.jpg</a><br />
<br />
But really, it should have been named after its incredible eyes, which are 350 times more sensitive to light compared to humans. This species can see in color at night! I don&#039;t even know of any electronics that can do that.<br />
<br />
<figure class="photo"><a href="https://www.jungledragon.com/image/85274/giant_leaf-tailed_gecko_pyreras_reserve_madagascar.html" title="Giant leaf-tailed Gecko, Pyreras Reserve, Madagascar"><img src="https://s3.amazonaws.com/media.jungledragon.com/images/2/85274_thumb.jpg?AWSAccessKeyId=05GMT0V3GWVNE7GGM1R2&Expires=1631145610&Signature=hXW092wq6SAe1UqDlub8tOHrTks%3D" width="102" height="152" alt="Giant leaf-tailed Gecko, Pyreras Reserve, Madagascar A family photo shoot of two indivuduals of Common flat-tail gecko, more often called the Giant leaf-tailed gecko based on its size. These two were taken from their cage in Pyreras Reserve, put on a tree for some photos, and then put back.<br />
<br />
Like all species in the Uroplatus genus, it has a uniquely shaped body to camouflage it by day. Specifics of this species are its size and its fringed skin. A few years earlier we were lucky to observe one hunting at night:<br />
https://www.jungledragon.com/image/34090/giant_leaf-tailed_gecko_on_the_hunt_nosy_mangabe_madagascar.html<br />
When threatened it has a display both threatening and hilarious:<br />
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Common_flat-tail_gecko#/media/File:Giant_Leaf-tailed_Gecko,_Nosy_Mangabe,_Madagascar.jpg<br />
<br />
But really, it should have been named after its incredible eyes, which are 350 times more sensitive to light compared to humans. This species can see in color at night! I don&#039;t even know of any electronics that can do that.<br />
<br />
https://www.jungledragon.com/image/85275/giant_leaf-tailed_gecko_-_portrait_pyreras_reserve_madagascar.html<br />
https://www.jungledragon.com/image/85276/giant_leaf-tailed_gecko_-_individual_2_pyreras_reserve_madagascar.html<br />
https://www.jungledragon.com/image/85277/giant_leaf-tailed_gecko_-_portrait_2_pyreras_reserve_madagascar.html<br />
https://www.jungledragon.com/image/85278/giant_leaf-tailed_gecko_-_eye_pyreras_reserve_madagascar.html<br />
https://www.jungledragon.com/image/85279/giant_leaf-tailed_gecko_-_eye_macro_pyreras_reserve_madagascar.html<br />
https://www.jungledragon.com/image/85280/giant_leaf-tailed_gecko_-_portrait_3_pyreras_reserve_madagascar.html<br />
https://www.jungledragon.com/image/85281/giant_leaf-tailed_gecko_-_portrait_4_pyreras_reserve_madagascar.html<br />
https://www.jungledragon.com/image/85282/giant_leaf-tailed_gecko_-_portrait_5_pyreras_reserve_madagascar.html<br />
https://www.jungledragon.com/image/85283/giant_leaf-tailed_gecko_-_feet_pyreras_reserve_madagascar.html Africa,Common flat-tail gecko,Madagascar,Madagascar 2019,Pyreras Reserve,Uroplatus fimbriatus,World" /></a></figure><br />
<figure class="photo"><a href="https://www.jungledragon.com/image/85275/giant_leaf-tailed_gecko_-_portrait_pyreras_reserve_madagascar.html" title="Giant leaf-tailed Gecko - portrait, Pyreras Reserve, Madagascar"><img src="https://s3.amazonaws.com/media.jungledragon.com/images/2/85275_thumb.jpg?AWSAccessKeyId=05GMT0V3GWVNE7GGM1R2&Expires=1631145610&Signature=o7AGDh9hfsFQPVFwgo7xLDzm7sI%3D" width="200" height="180" alt="Giant leaf-tailed Gecko - portrait, Pyreras Reserve, Madagascar A family photo shoot of two indivuduals of Common flat-tail gecko, more often called the Giant leaf-tailed gecko based on its size. These two were taken from their cage in Pyreras Reserve, put on a tree for some photos, and then put back.<br />
<br />
Like all species in the Uroplatus genus, it has a uniquely shaped body to camouflage it by day. Specifics of this species are its size and its fringed skin. A few years earlier we were lucky to observe one hunting at night:<br />
https://www.jungledragon.com/image/34090/giant_leaf-tailed_gecko_on_the_hunt_nosy_mangabe_madagascar.html<br />
When threatened it has a display both threatening and hilarious:<br />
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Common_flat-tail_gecko#/media/File:Giant_Leaf-tailed_Gecko,_Nosy_Mangabe,_Madagascar.jpg<br />
<br />
But really, it should have been named after its incredible eyes, which are 350 times more sensitive to light compared to humans. This species can see in color at night! I don&#039;t even know of any electronics that can do that.<br />
<br />
https://www.jungledragon.com/image/85274/giant_leaf-tailed_gecko_pyreras_reserve_madagascar.html<br />
https://www.jungledragon.com/image/85276/giant_leaf-tailed_gecko_-_individual_2_pyreras_reserve_madagascar.html<br />
https://www.jungledragon.com/image/85277/giant_leaf-tailed_gecko_-_portrait_2_pyreras_reserve_madagascar.html<br />
https://www.jungledragon.com/image/85278/giant_leaf-tailed_gecko_-_eye_pyreras_reserve_madagascar.html<br />
https://www.jungledragon.com/image/85279/giant_leaf-tailed_gecko_-_eye_macro_pyreras_reserve_madagascar.html<br />
https://www.jungledragon.com/image/85280/giant_leaf-tailed_gecko_-_portrait_3_pyreras_reserve_madagascar.html<br />
https://www.jungledragon.com/image/85281/giant_leaf-tailed_gecko_-_portrait_4_pyreras_reserve_madagascar.html<br />
https://www.jungledragon.com/image/85282/giant_leaf-tailed_gecko_-_portrait_5_pyreras_reserve_madagascar.html<br />
https://www.jungledragon.com/image/85283/giant_leaf-tailed_gecko_-_feet_pyreras_reserve_madagascar.html Africa,Common flat-tail gecko,Geotagged,Madagascar,Madagascar 2019,Pyreras Reserve,Uroplatus fimbriatus,Winter,World" /></a></figure><br />
<figure class="photo"><a href="https://www.jungledragon.com/image/85276/giant_leaf-tailed_gecko_-_individual_2_pyreras_reserve_madagascar.html" title="Giant leaf-tailed Gecko - individual 2, Pyreras Reserve, Madagascar"><img src="https://s3.amazonaws.com/media.jungledragon.com/images/2/85276_thumb.jpg?AWSAccessKeyId=05GMT0V3GWVNE7GGM1R2&Expires=1631145610&Signature=mA22e1Ohm%2Fkol%2BCVaEXHgjBlsck%3D" width="102" height="152" alt="Giant leaf-tailed Gecko - individual 2, Pyreras Reserve, Madagascar A family photo shoot of two indivuduals of Common flat-tail gecko, more often called the Giant leaf-tailed gecko based on its size. These two were taken from their cage in Pyreras Reserve, put on a tree for some photos, and then put back.<br />
<br />
Like all species in the Uroplatus genus, it has a uniquely shaped body to camouflage it by day. Specifics of this species are its size and its fringed skin. A few years earlier we were lucky to observe one hunting at night:<br />
https://www.jungledragon.com/image/34090/giant_leaf-tailed_gecko_on_the_hunt_nosy_mangabe_madagascar.html<br />
When threatened it has a display both threatening and hilarious:<br />
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Common_flat-tail_gecko#/media/File:Giant_Leaf-tailed_Gecko,_Nosy_Mangabe,_Madagascar.jpg<br />
<br />
But really, it should have been named after its incredible eyes, which are 350 times more sensitive to light compared to humans. This species can see in color at night! I don&#039;t even know of any electronics that can do that.<br />
<br />
https://www.jungledragon.com/image/85274/giant_leaf-tailed_gecko_pyreras_reserve_madagascar.html<br />
https://www.jungledragon.com/image/85275/giant_leaf-tailed_gecko_-_portrait_pyreras_reserve_madagascar.html<br />
https://www.jungledragon.com/image/85277/giant_leaf-tailed_gecko_-_portrait_2_pyreras_reserve_madagascar.html<br />
https://www.jungledragon.com/image/85278/giant_leaf-tailed_gecko_-_eye_pyreras_reserve_madagascar.html<br />
https://www.jungledragon.com/image/85279/giant_leaf-tailed_gecko_-_eye_macro_pyreras_reserve_madagascar.html<br />
https://www.jungledragon.com/image/85280/giant_leaf-tailed_gecko_-_portrait_3_pyreras_reserve_madagascar.html<br />
https://www.jungledragon.com/image/85281/giant_leaf-tailed_gecko_-_portrait_4_pyreras_reserve_madagascar.html<br />
https://www.jungledragon.com/image/85282/giant_leaf-tailed_gecko_-_portrait_5_pyreras_reserve_madagascar.html<br />
https://www.jungledragon.com/image/85283/giant_leaf-tailed_gecko_-_feet_pyreras_reserve_madagascar.html Africa,Common flat-tail gecko,Geotagged,Madagascar,Madagascar 2019,Pyreras Reserve,Uroplatus fimbriatus,Winter,World" /></a></figure><br />
<figure class="photo"><a href="https://www.jungledragon.com/image/85278/giant_leaf-tailed_gecko_-_eye_pyreras_reserve_madagascar.html" title="Giant leaf-tailed Gecko - eye, Pyreras Reserve, Madagascar"><img src="https://s3.amazonaws.com/media.jungledragon.com/images/2/85278_thumb.jpg?AWSAccessKeyId=05GMT0V3GWVNE7GGM1R2&Expires=1631145610&Signature=PN%2B4uflnWp6djhlSUAb8YV5h42E%3D" width="200" height="168" alt="Giant leaf-tailed Gecko - eye, Pyreras Reserve, Madagascar A family photo shoot of two indivuduals of Common flat-tail gecko, more often called the Giant leaf-tailed gecko based on its size. These two were taken from their cage in Pyreras Reserve, put on a tree for some photos, and then put back.<br />
<br />
Like all species in the Uroplatus genus, it has a uniquely shaped body to camouflage it by day. Specifics of this species are its size and its fringed skin. A few years earlier we were lucky to observe one hunting at night:<br />
https://www.jungledragon.com/image/34090/giant_leaf-tailed_gecko_on_the_hunt_nosy_mangabe_madagascar.html<br />
When threatened it has a display both threatening and hilarious:<br />
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Common_flat-tail_gecko#/media/File:Giant_Leaf-tailed_Gecko,_Nosy_Mangabe,_Madagascar.jpg<br />
<br />
But really, it should have been named after its incredible eyes, which are 350 times more sensitive to light compared to humans. This species can see in color at night! I don&#039;t even know of any electronics that can do that.<br />
<br />
https://www.jungledragon.com/image/85274/giant_leaf-tailed_gecko_pyreras_reserve_madagascar.html<br />
https://www.jungledragon.com/image/85275/giant_leaf-tailed_gecko_-_portrait_pyreras_reserve_madagascar.html<br />
https://www.jungledragon.com/image/85276/giant_leaf-tailed_gecko_-_individual_2_pyreras_reserve_madagascar.html<br />
https://www.jungledragon.com/image/85277/giant_leaf-tailed_gecko_-_portrait_2_pyreras_reserve_madagascar.html<br />
https://www.jungledragon.com/image/85279/giant_leaf-tailed_gecko_-_eye_macro_pyreras_reserve_madagascar.html<br />
https://www.jungledragon.com/image/85280/giant_leaf-tailed_gecko_-_portrait_3_pyreras_reserve_madagascar.html<br />
https://www.jungledragon.com/image/85281/giant_leaf-tailed_gecko_-_portrait_4_pyreras_reserve_madagascar.html<br />
https://www.jungledragon.com/image/85282/giant_leaf-tailed_gecko_-_portrait_5_pyreras_reserve_madagascar.html<br />
https://www.jungledragon.com/image/85283/giant_leaf-tailed_gecko_-_feet_pyreras_reserve_madagascar.html Africa,Common flat-tail gecko,Geotagged,Madagascar,Madagascar 2019,Pyreras Reserve,Uroplatus fimbriatus,Winter,World" /></a></figure><br />
<figure class="photo"><a href="https://www.jungledragon.com/image/85279/giant_leaf-tailed_gecko_-_eye_macro_pyreras_reserve_madagascar.html" title="Giant leaf-tailed Gecko - eye macro, Pyreras Reserve, Madagascar"><img src="https://s3.amazonaws.com/media.jungledragon.com/images/2/85279_thumb.jpg?AWSAccessKeyId=05GMT0V3GWVNE7GGM1R2&Expires=1631145610&Signature=U%2FbVVduMyymwJ%2FaIYdhZoPjXlaw%3D" width="200" height="140" alt="Giant leaf-tailed Gecko - eye macro, Pyreras Reserve, Madagascar A family photo shoot of two indivuduals of Common flat-tail gecko, more often called the Giant leaf-tailed gecko based on its size. These two were taken from their cage in Pyreras Reserve, put on a tree for some photos, and then put back.<br />
<br />
Like all species in the Uroplatus genus, it has a uniquely shaped body to camouflage it by day. Specifics of this species are its size and its fringed skin. A few years earlier we were lucky to observe one hunting at night:<br />
https://www.jungledragon.com/image/34090/giant_leaf-tailed_gecko_on_the_hunt_nosy_mangabe_madagascar.html<br />
When threatened it has a display both threatening and hilarious:<br />
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Common_flat-tail_gecko#/media/File:Giant_Leaf-tailed_Gecko,_Nosy_Mangabe,_Madagascar.jpg<br />
<br />
But really, it should have been named after its incredible eyes, which are 350 times more sensitive to light compared to humans. This species can see in color at night! I don&#039;t even know of any electronics that can do that.<br />
<br />
https://www.jungledragon.com/image/85274/giant_leaf-tailed_gecko_pyreras_reserve_madagascar.html<br />
https://www.jungledragon.com/image/85275/giant_leaf-tailed_gecko_-_portrait_pyreras_reserve_madagascar.html<br />
https://www.jungledragon.com/image/85276/giant_leaf-tailed_gecko_-_individual_2_pyreras_reserve_madagascar.html<br />
https://www.jungledragon.com/image/85277/giant_leaf-tailed_gecko_-_portrait_2_pyreras_reserve_madagascar.html<br />
https://www.jungledragon.com/image/85278/giant_leaf-tailed_gecko_-_eye_pyreras_reserve_madagascar.html<br />
https://www.jungledragon.com/image/85280/giant_leaf-tailed_gecko_-_portrait_3_pyreras_reserve_madagascar.html<br />
https://www.jungledragon.com/image/85281/giant_leaf-tailed_gecko_-_portrait_4_pyreras_reserve_madagascar.html<br />
https://www.jungledragon.com/image/85282/giant_leaf-tailed_gecko_-_portrait_5_pyreras_reserve_madagascar.html<br />
https://www.jungledragon.com/image/85283/giant_leaf-tailed_gecko_-_feet_pyreras_reserve_madagascar.html Africa,Common flat-tail gecko,Geotagged,Madagascar,Madagascar 2019,Pyreras Reserve,Uroplatus fimbriatus,Winter,World" /></a></figure><br />
<figure class="photo"><a href="https://www.jungledragon.com/image/85280/giant_leaf-tailed_gecko_-_portrait_3_pyreras_reserve_madagascar.html" title="Giant leaf-tailed Gecko - portrait 3, Pyreras Reserve, Madagascar"><img src="https://s3.amazonaws.com/media.jungledragon.com/images/2/85280_thumb.jpg?AWSAccessKeyId=05GMT0V3GWVNE7GGM1R2&Expires=1631145610&Signature=YltI66opwXFMNPYhxuR6zGQUPn0%3D" width="200" height="134" alt="Giant leaf-tailed Gecko - portrait 3, Pyreras Reserve, Madagascar A family photo shoot of two indivuduals of Common flat-tail gecko, more often called the Giant leaf-tailed gecko based on its size. These two were taken from their cage in Pyreras Reserve, put on a tree for some photos, and then put back.<br />
<br />
Like all species in the Uroplatus genus, it has a uniquely shaped body to camouflage it by day. Specifics of this species are its size and its fringed skin. A few years earlier we were lucky to observe one hunting at night:<br />
https://www.jungledragon.com/image/34090/giant_leaf-tailed_gecko_on_the_hunt_nosy_mangabe_madagascar.html<br />
When threatened it has a display both threatening and hilarious:<br />
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Common_flat-tail_gecko#/media/File:Giant_Leaf-tailed_Gecko,_Nosy_Mangabe,_Madagascar.jpg<br />
<br />
But really, it should have been named after its incredible eyes, which are 350 times more sensitive to light compared to humans. This species can see in color at night! I don&#039;t even know of any electronics that can do that.<br />
<br />
https://www.jungledragon.com/image/85274/giant_leaf-tailed_gecko_pyreras_reserve_madagascar.html<br />
https://www.jungledragon.com/image/85275/giant_leaf-tailed_gecko_-_portrait_pyreras_reserve_madagascar.html<br />
https://www.jungledragon.com/image/85276/giant_leaf-tailed_gecko_-_individual_2_pyreras_reserve_madagascar.html<br />
https://www.jungledragon.com/image/85277/giant_leaf-tailed_gecko_-_portrait_2_pyreras_reserve_madagascar.html<br />
https://www.jungledragon.com/image/85278/giant_leaf-tailed_gecko_-_eye_pyreras_reserve_madagascar.html<br />
https://www.jungledragon.com/image/85279/giant_leaf-tailed_gecko_-_eye_macro_pyreras_reserve_madagascar.html<br />
https://www.jungledragon.com/image/85281/giant_leaf-tailed_gecko_-_portrait_4_pyreras_reserve_madagascar.html<br />
https://www.jungledragon.com/image/85282/giant_leaf-tailed_gecko_-_portrait_5_pyreras_reserve_madagascar.html<br />
https://www.jungledragon.com/image/85283/giant_leaf-tailed_gecko_-_feet_pyreras_reserve_madagascar.html Africa,Common flat-tail gecko,Geotagged,Madagascar,Madagascar 2019,Pyreras Reserve,Uroplatus fimbriatus,Winter,World" /></a></figure><br />
<figure class="photo"><a href="https://www.jungledragon.com/image/85281/giant_leaf-tailed_gecko_-_portrait_4_pyreras_reserve_madagascar.html" title="Giant leaf-tailed Gecko - portrait 4, Pyreras Reserve, Madagascar"><img src="https://s3.amazonaws.com/media.jungledragon.com/images/2/85281_thumb.jpg?AWSAccessKeyId=05GMT0V3GWVNE7GGM1R2&Expires=1631145610&Signature=sa5izoQNDvTR2GFEQceAuLQ3C70%3D" width="200" height="184" alt="Giant leaf-tailed Gecko - portrait 4, Pyreras Reserve, Madagascar A family photo shoot of two indivuduals of Common flat-tail gecko, more often called the Giant leaf-tailed gecko based on its size. These two were taken from their cage in Pyreras Reserve, put on a tree for some photos, and then put back.<br />
<br />
Like all species in the Uroplatus genus, it has a uniquely shaped body to camouflage it by day. Specifics of this species are its size and its fringed skin. A few years earlier we were lucky to observe one hunting at night:<br />
https://www.jungledragon.com/image/34090/giant_leaf-tailed_gecko_on_the_hunt_nosy_mangabe_madagascar.html<br />
When threatened it has a display both threatening and hilarious:<br />
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Common_flat-tail_gecko#/media/File:Giant_Leaf-tailed_Gecko,_Nosy_Mangabe,_Madagascar.jpg<br />
<br />
But really, it should have been named after its incredible eyes, which are 350 times more sensitive to light compared to humans. This species can see in color at night! I don&#039;t even know of any electronics that can do that.<br />
<br />
https://www.jungledragon.com/image/85274/giant_leaf-tailed_gecko_pyreras_reserve_madagascar.html<br />
https://www.jungledragon.com/image/85275/giant_leaf-tailed_gecko_-_portrait_pyreras_reserve_madagascar.html<br />
https://www.jungledragon.com/image/85276/giant_leaf-tailed_gecko_-_individual_2_pyreras_reserve_madagascar.html<br />
https://www.jungledragon.com/image/85277/giant_leaf-tailed_gecko_-_portrait_2_pyreras_reserve_madagascar.html<br />
https://www.jungledragon.com/image/85278/giant_leaf-tailed_gecko_-_eye_pyreras_reserve_madagascar.html<br />
https://www.jungledragon.com/image/85279/giant_leaf-tailed_gecko_-_eye_macro_pyreras_reserve_madagascar.html<br />
https://www.jungledragon.com/image/85280/giant_leaf-tailed_gecko_-_portrait_3_pyreras_reserve_madagascar.html<br />
https://www.jungledragon.com/image/85282/giant_leaf-tailed_gecko_-_portrait_5_pyreras_reserve_madagascar.html<br />
https://www.jungledragon.com/image/85283/giant_leaf-tailed_gecko_-_feet_pyreras_reserve_madagascar.html Africa,Common flat-tail gecko,Geotagged,Madagascar,Madagascar 2019,Pyreras Reserve,Uroplatus fimbriatus,Winter,World" /></a></figure><br />
<figure class="photo"><a href="https://www.jungledragon.com/image/85282/giant_leaf-tailed_gecko_-_portrait_5_pyreras_reserve_madagascar.html" title="Giant leaf-tailed Gecko - portrait 5, Pyreras Reserve, Madagascar"><img src="https://s3.amazonaws.com/media.jungledragon.com/images/2/85282_thumb.jpg?AWSAccessKeyId=05GMT0V3GWVNE7GGM1R2&Expires=1631145610&Signature=AAMdLltW4ytW0D14I%2Fl2z22%2FI2U%3D" width="102" height="152" alt="Giant leaf-tailed Gecko - portrait 5, Pyreras Reserve, Madagascar A family photo shoot of two indivuduals of Common flat-tail gecko, more often called the Giant leaf-tailed gecko based on its size. These two were taken from their cage in Pyreras Reserve, put on a tree for some photos, and then put back.<br />
<br />
Like all species in the Uroplatus genus, it has a uniquely shaped body to camouflage it by day. Specifics of this species are its size and its fringed skin. A few years earlier we were lucky to observe one hunting at night:<br />
https://www.jungledragon.com/image/34090/giant_leaf-tailed_gecko_on_the_hunt_nosy_mangabe_madagascar.html<br />
When threatened it has a display both threatening and hilarious:<br />
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Common_flat-tail_gecko#/media/File:Giant_Leaf-tailed_Gecko,_Nosy_Mangabe,_Madagascar.jpg<br />
<br />
But really, it should have been named after its incredible eyes, which are 350 times more sensitive to light compared to humans. This species can see in color at night! I don&#039;t even know of any electronics that can do that.<br />
<br />
https://www.jungledragon.com/image/85274/giant_leaf-tailed_gecko_pyreras_reserve_madagascar.html<br />
https://www.jungledragon.com/image/85275/giant_leaf-tailed_gecko_-_portrait_pyreras_reserve_madagascar.html<br />
https://www.jungledragon.com/image/85276/giant_leaf-tailed_gecko_-_individual_2_pyreras_reserve_madagascar.html<br />
https://www.jungledragon.com/image/85277/giant_leaf-tailed_gecko_-_portrait_2_pyreras_reserve_madagascar.html<br />
https://www.jungledragon.com/image/85278/giant_leaf-tailed_gecko_-_eye_pyreras_reserve_madagascar.html<br />
https://www.jungledragon.com/image/85279/giant_leaf-tailed_gecko_-_eye_macro_pyreras_reserve_madagascar.html<br />
https://www.jungledragon.com/image/85280/giant_leaf-tailed_gecko_-_portrait_3_pyreras_reserve_madagascar.html<br />
https://www.jungledragon.com/image/85281/giant_leaf-tailed_gecko_-_portrait_4_pyreras_reserve_madagascar.html<br />
https://www.jungledragon.com/image/85283/giant_leaf-tailed_gecko_-_feet_pyreras_reserve_madagascar.html Africa,Common flat-tail gecko,Geotagged,Madagascar,Madagascar 2019,Pyreras Reserve,Uroplatus fimbriatus,Winter,World" /></a></figure><br />
<figure class="photo"><a href="https://www.jungledragon.com/image/85283/giant_leaf-tailed_gecko_-_feet_pyreras_reserve_madagascar.html" title="Giant leaf-tailed Gecko - feet, Pyreras Reserve, Madagascar"><img src="https://s3.amazonaws.com/media.jungledragon.com/images/2/85283_thumb.jpg?AWSAccessKeyId=05GMT0V3GWVNE7GGM1R2&Expires=1631145610&Signature=svL56SrHNFnf3MIDElKOrRm83A8%3D" width="200" height="134" alt="Giant leaf-tailed Gecko - feet, Pyreras Reserve, Madagascar A family photo shoot of two indivuduals of Common flat-tail gecko, more often called the Giant leaf-tailed gecko based on its size. These two were taken from their cage in Pyreras Reserve, put on a tree for some photos, and then put back.<br />
<br />
Like all species in the Uroplatus genus, it has a uniquely shaped body to camouflage it by day. Specifics of this species are its size and its fringed skin. A few years earlier we were lucky to observe one hunting at night:<br />
https://www.jungledragon.com/image/34090/giant_leaf-tailed_gecko_on_the_hunt_nosy_mangabe_madagascar.html<br />
When threatened it has a display both threatening and hilarious:<br />
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Common_flat-tail_gecko#/media/File:Giant_Leaf-tailed_Gecko,_Nosy_Mangabe,_Madagascar.jpg<br />
<br />
But really, it should have been named after its incredible eyes, which are 350 times more sensitive to light compared to humans. This species can see in color at night! I don&#039;t even know of any electronics that can do that.<br />
<br />
https://www.jungledragon.com/image/85274/giant_leaf-tailed_gecko_pyreras_reserve_madagascar.html<br />
https://www.jungledragon.com/image/85275/giant_leaf-tailed_gecko_-_portrait_pyreras_reserve_madagascar.html<br />
https://www.jungledragon.com/image/85276/giant_leaf-tailed_gecko_-_individual_2_pyreras_reserve_madagascar.html<br />
https://www.jungledragon.com/image/85277/giant_leaf-tailed_gecko_-_portrait_2_pyreras_reserve_madagascar.html<br />
https://www.jungledragon.com/image/85278/giant_leaf-tailed_gecko_-_eye_pyreras_reserve_madagascar.html<br />
https://www.jungledragon.com/image/85279/giant_leaf-tailed_gecko_-_eye_macro_pyreras_reserve_madagascar.html<br />
https://www.jungledragon.com/image/85280/giant_leaf-tailed_gecko_-_portrait_3_pyreras_reserve_madagascar.html<br />
https://www.jungledragon.com/image/85281/giant_leaf-tailed_gecko_-_portrait_4_pyreras_reserve_madagascar.html<br />
https://www.jungledragon.com/image/85282/giant_leaf-tailed_gecko_-_portrait_5_pyreras_reserve_madagascar.html Africa,Common flat-tail gecko,Geotagged,Madagascar,Madagascar 2019,Pyreras Reserve,Uroplatus fimbriatus,Winter,World" /></a></figure> Africa,Common flat-tail gecko,Geotagged,Madagascar,Madagascar 2019,Pyreras Reserve,Uroplatus fimbriatus,Winter,World Click/tap to enlarge Promoted

Giant leaf-tailed Gecko - portrait 2, Pyreras Reserve, Madagascar

A family photo shoot of two indivuduals of Common flat-tail gecko, more often called the Giant leaf-tailed gecko based on its size. These two were taken from their cage in Pyreras Reserve, put on a tree for some photos, and then put back.

Like all species in the Uroplatus genus, it has a uniquely shaped body to camouflage it by day. Specifics of this species are its size and its fringed skin. A few years earlier we were lucky to observe one hunting at night:

Giant Leaf-tailed gecko on the hunt, Nosy Mangabe, Madagascar I'm happy with this photo for two reasons. Most importantly, it shows a Giant Leaf-tailed Gecko on the hunt. It's a creature that is beautiful in itself, but you'd typically see it during the day, where it is static. Here you see one high up in the tree, actively moving around.<br />
<br />
The 2nd reason I am happy is because of the technical challenge. The gecko is about 10 meters away, high up in a tree, in complete darkness. It's quite unusual to use a tele lens with flash, but I figured to just go for it. Maximum focal length, maximum flash power, and there you go. I wasn't expecting it to work, but it did. Africa,Geotagged,Giant Leaf-tailed Gecko,Madagascar,Madagascar North,Nosy Mangabe,Spring,Uroplatus fimbriatus,World

When threatened it has a display both threatening and hilarious:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Common_flat-tail_gecko#/media/File:Giant_Leaf-tailed_Gecko,_Nosy_Mangabe,_Madagascar.jpg

But really, it should have been named after its incredible eyes, which are 350 times more sensitive to light compared to humans. This species can see in color at night! I don't even know of any electronics that can do that.

Giant leaf-tailed Gecko, Pyreras Reserve, Madagascar A family photo shoot of two indivuduals of Common flat-tail gecko, more often called the Giant leaf-tailed gecko based on its size. These two were taken from their cage in Pyreras Reserve, put on a tree for some photos, and then put back.<br />
<br />
Like all species in the Uroplatus genus, it has a uniquely shaped body to camouflage it by day. Specifics of this species are its size and its fringed skin. A few years earlier we were lucky to observe one hunting at night:<br />
https://www.jungledragon.com/image/34090/giant_leaf-tailed_gecko_on_the_hunt_nosy_mangabe_madagascar.html<br />
When threatened it has a display both threatening and hilarious:<br />
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Common_flat-tail_gecko#/media/File:Giant_Leaf-tailed_Gecko,_Nosy_Mangabe,_Madagascar.jpg<br />
<br />
But really, it should have been named after its incredible eyes, which are 350 times more sensitive to light compared to humans. This species can see in color at night! I don't even know of any electronics that can do that.<br />
<br />
https://www.jungledragon.com/image/85275/giant_leaf-tailed_gecko_-_portrait_pyreras_reserve_madagascar.html<br />
https://www.jungledragon.com/image/85276/giant_leaf-tailed_gecko_-_individual_2_pyreras_reserve_madagascar.html<br />
https://www.jungledragon.com/image/85277/giant_leaf-tailed_gecko_-_portrait_2_pyreras_reserve_madagascar.html<br />
https://www.jungledragon.com/image/85278/giant_leaf-tailed_gecko_-_eye_pyreras_reserve_madagascar.html<br />
https://www.jungledragon.com/image/85279/giant_leaf-tailed_gecko_-_eye_macro_pyreras_reserve_madagascar.html<br />
https://www.jungledragon.com/image/85280/giant_leaf-tailed_gecko_-_portrait_3_pyreras_reserve_madagascar.html<br />
https://www.jungledragon.com/image/85281/giant_leaf-tailed_gecko_-_portrait_4_pyreras_reserve_madagascar.html<br />
https://www.jungledragon.com/image/85282/giant_leaf-tailed_gecko_-_portrait_5_pyreras_reserve_madagascar.html<br />
https://www.jungledragon.com/image/85283/giant_leaf-tailed_gecko_-_feet_pyreras_reserve_madagascar.html Africa,Common flat-tail gecko,Madagascar,Madagascar 2019,Pyreras Reserve,Uroplatus fimbriatus,World

Giant leaf-tailed Gecko - portrait, Pyreras Reserve, Madagascar A family photo shoot of two indivuduals of Common flat-tail gecko, more often called the Giant leaf-tailed gecko based on its size. These two were taken from their cage in Pyreras Reserve, put on a tree for some photos, and then put back.<br />
<br />
Like all species in the Uroplatus genus, it has a uniquely shaped body to camouflage it by day. Specifics of this species are its size and its fringed skin. A few years earlier we were lucky to observe one hunting at night:<br />
https://www.jungledragon.com/image/34090/giant_leaf-tailed_gecko_on_the_hunt_nosy_mangabe_madagascar.html<br />
When threatened it has a display both threatening and hilarious:<br />
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Common_flat-tail_gecko#/media/File:Giant_Leaf-tailed_Gecko,_Nosy_Mangabe,_Madagascar.jpg<br />
<br />
But really, it should have been named after its incredible eyes, which are 350 times more sensitive to light compared to humans. This species can see in color at night! I don't even know of any electronics that can do that.<br />
<br />
https://www.jungledragon.com/image/85274/giant_leaf-tailed_gecko_pyreras_reserve_madagascar.html<br />
https://www.jungledragon.com/image/85276/giant_leaf-tailed_gecko_-_individual_2_pyreras_reserve_madagascar.html<br />
https://www.jungledragon.com/image/85277/giant_leaf-tailed_gecko_-_portrait_2_pyreras_reserve_madagascar.html<br />
https://www.jungledragon.com/image/85278/giant_leaf-tailed_gecko_-_eye_pyreras_reserve_madagascar.html<br />
https://www.jungledragon.com/image/85279/giant_leaf-tailed_gecko_-_eye_macro_pyreras_reserve_madagascar.html<br />
https://www.jungledragon.com/image/85280/giant_leaf-tailed_gecko_-_portrait_3_pyreras_reserve_madagascar.html<br />
https://www.jungledragon.com/image/85281/giant_leaf-tailed_gecko_-_portrait_4_pyreras_reserve_madagascar.html<br />
https://www.jungledragon.com/image/85282/giant_leaf-tailed_gecko_-_portrait_5_pyreras_reserve_madagascar.html<br />
https://www.jungledragon.com/image/85283/giant_leaf-tailed_gecko_-_feet_pyreras_reserve_madagascar.html Africa,Common flat-tail gecko,Geotagged,Madagascar,Madagascar 2019,Pyreras Reserve,Uroplatus fimbriatus,Winter,World

Giant leaf-tailed Gecko - individual 2, Pyreras Reserve, Madagascar A family photo shoot of two indivuduals of Common flat-tail gecko, more often called the Giant leaf-tailed gecko based on its size. These two were taken from their cage in Pyreras Reserve, put on a tree for some photos, and then put back.<br />
<br />
Like all species in the Uroplatus genus, it has a uniquely shaped body to camouflage it by day. Specifics of this species are its size and its fringed skin. A few years earlier we were lucky to observe one hunting at night:<br />
https://www.jungledragon.com/image/34090/giant_leaf-tailed_gecko_on_the_hunt_nosy_mangabe_madagascar.html<br />
When threatened it has a display both threatening and hilarious:<br />
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Common_flat-tail_gecko#/media/File:Giant_Leaf-tailed_Gecko,_Nosy_Mangabe,_Madagascar.jpg<br />
<br />
But really, it should have been named after its incredible eyes, which are 350 times more sensitive to light compared to humans. This species can see in color at night! I don't even know of any electronics that can do that.<br />
<br />
https://www.jungledragon.com/image/85274/giant_leaf-tailed_gecko_pyreras_reserve_madagascar.html<br />
https://www.jungledragon.com/image/85275/giant_leaf-tailed_gecko_-_portrait_pyreras_reserve_madagascar.html<br />
https://www.jungledragon.com/image/85277/giant_leaf-tailed_gecko_-_portrait_2_pyreras_reserve_madagascar.html<br />
https://www.jungledragon.com/image/85278/giant_leaf-tailed_gecko_-_eye_pyreras_reserve_madagascar.html<br />
https://www.jungledragon.com/image/85279/giant_leaf-tailed_gecko_-_eye_macro_pyreras_reserve_madagascar.html<br />
https://www.jungledragon.com/image/85280/giant_leaf-tailed_gecko_-_portrait_3_pyreras_reserve_madagascar.html<br />
https://www.jungledragon.com/image/85281/giant_leaf-tailed_gecko_-_portrait_4_pyreras_reserve_madagascar.html<br />
https://www.jungledragon.com/image/85282/giant_leaf-tailed_gecko_-_portrait_5_pyreras_reserve_madagascar.html<br />
https://www.jungledragon.com/image/85283/giant_leaf-tailed_gecko_-_feet_pyreras_reserve_madagascar.html Africa,Common flat-tail gecko,Geotagged,Madagascar,Madagascar 2019,Pyreras Reserve,Uroplatus fimbriatus,Winter,World

Giant leaf-tailed Gecko - eye, Pyreras Reserve, Madagascar A family photo shoot of two indivuduals of Common flat-tail gecko, more often called the Giant leaf-tailed gecko based on its size. These two were taken from their cage in Pyreras Reserve, put on a tree for some photos, and then put back.<br />
<br />
Like all species in the Uroplatus genus, it has a uniquely shaped body to camouflage it by day. Specifics of this species are its size and its fringed skin. A few years earlier we were lucky to observe one hunting at night:<br />
https://www.jungledragon.com/image/34090/giant_leaf-tailed_gecko_on_the_hunt_nosy_mangabe_madagascar.html<br />
When threatened it has a display both threatening and hilarious:<br />
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Common_flat-tail_gecko#/media/File:Giant_Leaf-tailed_Gecko,_Nosy_Mangabe,_Madagascar.jpg<br />
<br />
But really, it should have been named after its incredible eyes, which are 350 times more sensitive to light compared to humans. This species can see in color at night! I don't even know of any electronics that can do that.<br />
<br />
https://www.jungledragon.com/image/85274/giant_leaf-tailed_gecko_pyreras_reserve_madagascar.html<br />
https://www.jungledragon.com/image/85275/giant_leaf-tailed_gecko_-_portrait_pyreras_reserve_madagascar.html<br />
https://www.jungledragon.com/image/85276/giant_leaf-tailed_gecko_-_individual_2_pyreras_reserve_madagascar.html<br />
https://www.jungledragon.com/image/85277/giant_leaf-tailed_gecko_-_portrait_2_pyreras_reserve_madagascar.html<br />
https://www.jungledragon.com/image/85279/giant_leaf-tailed_gecko_-_eye_macro_pyreras_reserve_madagascar.html<br />
https://www.jungledragon.com/image/85280/giant_leaf-tailed_gecko_-_portrait_3_pyreras_reserve_madagascar.html<br />
https://www.jungledragon.com/image/85281/giant_leaf-tailed_gecko_-_portrait_4_pyreras_reserve_madagascar.html<br />
https://www.jungledragon.com/image/85282/giant_leaf-tailed_gecko_-_portrait_5_pyreras_reserve_madagascar.html<br />
https://www.jungledragon.com/image/85283/giant_leaf-tailed_gecko_-_feet_pyreras_reserve_madagascar.html Africa,Common flat-tail gecko,Geotagged,Madagascar,Madagascar 2019,Pyreras Reserve,Uroplatus fimbriatus,Winter,World

Giant leaf-tailed Gecko - eye macro, Pyreras Reserve, Madagascar A family photo shoot of two indivuduals of Common flat-tail gecko, more often called the Giant leaf-tailed gecko based on its size. These two were taken from their cage in Pyreras Reserve, put on a tree for some photos, and then put back.<br />
<br />
Like all species in the Uroplatus genus, it has a uniquely shaped body to camouflage it by day. Specifics of this species are its size and its fringed skin. A few years earlier we were lucky to observe one hunting at night:<br />
https://www.jungledragon.com/image/34090/giant_leaf-tailed_gecko_on_the_hunt_nosy_mangabe_madagascar.html<br />
When threatened it has a display both threatening and hilarious:<br />
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Common_flat-tail_gecko#/media/File:Giant_Leaf-tailed_Gecko,_Nosy_Mangabe,_Madagascar.jpg<br />
<br />
But really, it should have been named after its incredible eyes, which are 350 times more sensitive to light compared to humans. This species can see in color at night! I don't even know of any electronics that can do that.<br />
<br />
https://www.jungledragon.com/image/85274/giant_leaf-tailed_gecko_pyreras_reserve_madagascar.html<br />
https://www.jungledragon.com/image/85275/giant_leaf-tailed_gecko_-_portrait_pyreras_reserve_madagascar.html<br />
https://www.jungledragon.com/image/85276/giant_leaf-tailed_gecko_-_individual_2_pyreras_reserve_madagascar.html<br />
https://www.jungledragon.com/image/85277/giant_leaf-tailed_gecko_-_portrait_2_pyreras_reserve_madagascar.html<br />
https://www.jungledragon.com/image/85278/giant_leaf-tailed_gecko_-_eye_pyreras_reserve_madagascar.html<br />
https://www.jungledragon.com/image/85280/giant_leaf-tailed_gecko_-_portrait_3_pyreras_reserve_madagascar.html<br />
https://www.jungledragon.com/image/85281/giant_leaf-tailed_gecko_-_portrait_4_pyreras_reserve_madagascar.html<br />
https://www.jungledragon.com/image/85282/giant_leaf-tailed_gecko_-_portrait_5_pyreras_reserve_madagascar.html<br />
https://www.jungledragon.com/image/85283/giant_leaf-tailed_gecko_-_feet_pyreras_reserve_madagascar.html Africa,Common flat-tail gecko,Geotagged,Madagascar,Madagascar 2019,Pyreras Reserve,Uroplatus fimbriatus,Winter,World

Giant leaf-tailed Gecko - portrait 3, Pyreras Reserve, Madagascar A family photo shoot of two indivuduals of Common flat-tail gecko, more often called the Giant leaf-tailed gecko based on its size. These two were taken from their cage in Pyreras Reserve, put on a tree for some photos, and then put back.<br />
<br />
Like all species in the Uroplatus genus, it has a uniquely shaped body to camouflage it by day. Specifics of this species are its size and its fringed skin. A few years earlier we were lucky to observe one hunting at night:<br />
https://www.jungledragon.com/image/34090/giant_leaf-tailed_gecko_on_the_hunt_nosy_mangabe_madagascar.html<br />
When threatened it has a display both threatening and hilarious:<br />
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Common_flat-tail_gecko#/media/File:Giant_Leaf-tailed_Gecko,_Nosy_Mangabe,_Madagascar.jpg<br />
<br />
But really, it should have been named after its incredible eyes, which are 350 times more sensitive to light compared to humans. This species can see in color at night! I don't even know of any electronics that can do that.<br />
<br />
https://www.jungledragon.com/image/85274/giant_leaf-tailed_gecko_pyreras_reserve_madagascar.html<br />
https://www.jungledragon.com/image/85275/giant_leaf-tailed_gecko_-_portrait_pyreras_reserve_madagascar.html<br />
https://www.jungledragon.com/image/85276/giant_leaf-tailed_gecko_-_individual_2_pyreras_reserve_madagascar.html<br />
https://www.jungledragon.com/image/85277/giant_leaf-tailed_gecko_-_portrait_2_pyreras_reserve_madagascar.html<br />
https://www.jungledragon.com/image/85278/giant_leaf-tailed_gecko_-_eye_pyreras_reserve_madagascar.html<br />
https://www.jungledragon.com/image/85279/giant_leaf-tailed_gecko_-_eye_macro_pyreras_reserve_madagascar.html<br />
https://www.jungledragon.com/image/85281/giant_leaf-tailed_gecko_-_portrait_4_pyreras_reserve_madagascar.html<br />
https://www.jungledragon.com/image/85282/giant_leaf-tailed_gecko_-_portrait_5_pyreras_reserve_madagascar.html<br />
https://www.jungledragon.com/image/85283/giant_leaf-tailed_gecko_-_feet_pyreras_reserve_madagascar.html Africa,Common flat-tail gecko,Geotagged,Madagascar,Madagascar 2019,Pyreras Reserve,Uroplatus fimbriatus,Winter,World

Giant leaf-tailed Gecko - portrait 4, Pyreras Reserve, Madagascar A family photo shoot of two indivuduals of Common flat-tail gecko, more often called the Giant leaf-tailed gecko based on its size. These two were taken from their cage in Pyreras Reserve, put on a tree for some photos, and then put back.<br />
<br />
Like all species in the Uroplatus genus, it has a uniquely shaped body to camouflage it by day. Specifics of this species are its size and its fringed skin. A few years earlier we were lucky to observe one hunting at night:<br />
https://www.jungledragon.com/image/34090/giant_leaf-tailed_gecko_on_the_hunt_nosy_mangabe_madagascar.html<br />
When threatened it has a display both threatening and hilarious:<br />
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Common_flat-tail_gecko#/media/File:Giant_Leaf-tailed_Gecko,_Nosy_Mangabe,_Madagascar.jpg<br />
<br />
But really, it should have been named after its incredible eyes, which are 350 times more sensitive to light compared to humans. This species can see in color at night! I don't even know of any electronics that can do that.<br />
<br />
https://www.jungledragon.com/image/85274/giant_leaf-tailed_gecko_pyreras_reserve_madagascar.html<br />
https://www.jungledragon.com/image/85275/giant_leaf-tailed_gecko_-_portrait_pyreras_reserve_madagascar.html<br />
https://www.jungledragon.com/image/85276/giant_leaf-tailed_gecko_-_individual_2_pyreras_reserve_madagascar.html<br />
https://www.jungledragon.com/image/85277/giant_leaf-tailed_gecko_-_portrait_2_pyreras_reserve_madagascar.html<br />
https://www.jungledragon.com/image/85278/giant_leaf-tailed_gecko_-_eye_pyreras_reserve_madagascar.html<br />
https://www.jungledragon.com/image/85279/giant_leaf-tailed_gecko_-_eye_macro_pyreras_reserve_madagascar.html<br />
https://www.jungledragon.com/image/85280/giant_leaf-tailed_gecko_-_portrait_3_pyreras_reserve_madagascar.html<br />
https://www.jungledragon.com/image/85282/giant_leaf-tailed_gecko_-_portrait_5_pyreras_reserve_madagascar.html<br />
https://www.jungledragon.com/image/85283/giant_leaf-tailed_gecko_-_feet_pyreras_reserve_madagascar.html Africa,Common flat-tail gecko,Geotagged,Madagascar,Madagascar 2019,Pyreras Reserve,Uroplatus fimbriatus,Winter,World

Giant leaf-tailed Gecko - portrait 5, Pyreras Reserve, Madagascar A family photo shoot of two indivuduals of Common flat-tail gecko, more often called the Giant leaf-tailed gecko based on its size. These two were taken from their cage in Pyreras Reserve, put on a tree for some photos, and then put back.<br />
<br />
Like all species in the Uroplatus genus, it has a uniquely shaped body to camouflage it by day. Specifics of this species are its size and its fringed skin. A few years earlier we were lucky to observe one hunting at night:<br />
https://www.jungledragon.com/image/34090/giant_leaf-tailed_gecko_on_the_hunt_nosy_mangabe_madagascar.html<br />
When threatened it has a display both threatening and hilarious:<br />
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Common_flat-tail_gecko#/media/File:Giant_Leaf-tailed_Gecko,_Nosy_Mangabe,_Madagascar.jpg<br />
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But really, it should have been named after its incredible eyes, which are 350 times more sensitive to light compared to humans. This species can see in color at night! I don't even know of any electronics that can do that.<br />
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https://www.jungledragon.com/image/85274/giant_leaf-tailed_gecko_pyreras_reserve_madagascar.html<br />
https://www.jungledragon.com/image/85275/giant_leaf-tailed_gecko_-_portrait_pyreras_reserve_madagascar.html<br />
https://www.jungledragon.com/image/85276/giant_leaf-tailed_gecko_-_individual_2_pyreras_reserve_madagascar.html<br />
https://www.jungledragon.com/image/85277/giant_leaf-tailed_gecko_-_portrait_2_pyreras_reserve_madagascar.html<br />
https://www.jungledragon.com/image/85278/giant_leaf-tailed_gecko_-_eye_pyreras_reserve_madagascar.html<br />
https://www.jungledragon.com/image/85279/giant_leaf-tailed_gecko_-_eye_macro_pyreras_reserve_madagascar.html<br />
https://www.jungledragon.com/image/85280/giant_leaf-tailed_gecko_-_portrait_3_pyreras_reserve_madagascar.html<br />
https://www.jungledragon.com/image/85281/giant_leaf-tailed_gecko_-_portrait_4_pyreras_reserve_madagascar.html<br />
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Giant leaf-tailed Gecko - feet, Pyreras Reserve, Madagascar A family photo shoot of two indivuduals of Common flat-tail gecko, more often called the Giant leaf-tailed gecko based on its size. These two were taken from their cage in Pyreras Reserve, put on a tree for some photos, and then put back.<br />
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Like all species in the Uroplatus genus, it has a uniquely shaped body to camouflage it by day. Specifics of this species are its size and its fringed skin. A few years earlier we were lucky to observe one hunting at night:<br />
https://www.jungledragon.com/image/34090/giant_leaf-tailed_gecko_on_the_hunt_nosy_mangabe_madagascar.html<br />
When threatened it has a display both threatening and hilarious:<br />
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Common_flat-tail_gecko#/media/File:Giant_Leaf-tailed_Gecko,_Nosy_Mangabe,_Madagascar.jpg<br />
<br />
But really, it should have been named after its incredible eyes, which are 350 times more sensitive to light compared to humans. This species can see in color at night! I don't even know of any electronics that can do that.<br />
<br />
https://www.jungledragon.com/image/85274/giant_leaf-tailed_gecko_pyreras_reserve_madagascar.html<br />
https://www.jungledragon.com/image/85275/giant_leaf-tailed_gecko_-_portrait_pyreras_reserve_madagascar.html<br />
https://www.jungledragon.com/image/85276/giant_leaf-tailed_gecko_-_individual_2_pyreras_reserve_madagascar.html<br />
https://www.jungledragon.com/image/85277/giant_leaf-tailed_gecko_-_portrait_2_pyreras_reserve_madagascar.html<br />
https://www.jungledragon.com/image/85278/giant_leaf-tailed_gecko_-_eye_pyreras_reserve_madagascar.html<br />
https://www.jungledragon.com/image/85279/giant_leaf-tailed_gecko_-_eye_macro_pyreras_reserve_madagascar.html<br />
https://www.jungledragon.com/image/85280/giant_leaf-tailed_gecko_-_portrait_3_pyreras_reserve_madagascar.html<br />
https://www.jungledragon.com/image/85281/giant_leaf-tailed_gecko_-_portrait_4_pyreras_reserve_madagascar.html<br />
https://www.jungledragon.com/image/85282/giant_leaf-tailed_gecko_-_portrait_5_pyreras_reserve_madagascar.html Africa,Common flat-tail gecko,Geotagged,Madagascar,Madagascar 2019,Pyreras Reserve,Uroplatus fimbriatus,Winter,World

    comments (8)

  1. Love this shot! Every detail of this gecko is remarkable! Great photos and series, Ferdy <3 Posted one year ago
    1. Thanks so much! Posted one year ago
      1. Christine has said it perfectly already ... standing in awe ... thanks for sharing Ferdy - really enjoying your Madagascan souvenirs! :o) Posted one year ago
        1. Thanks so much, Arp! Posted one year ago
  2. Today's Facebook post:

    We’re continuing our series highlighting some of the most fantastic body parts belonging to wildlife. Today, we are focusing on eyes! There are so many creatures with remarkable eyes that it was quite a struggle to choose which ones to feature today! #JungleDragon

    The flat-tail gecko (Uroplatus fimbriatus) has eyes that are 350 times more sensitive to light than human eyes! Plus, their beautiful, lidless eyes have a pattern that resembles tree bark! They actually have camouflaged eyes! Put together with their camouflaged bodies, and these geckos are hard to spot! {Spotted in Madagascar by Ferdy Christant} #flattailgecko #Uroplatusfimbriatus

    https://www.facebook.com/jungledragonwildlife
    Posted 5 months ago
    1. Honored as always to be in the post, and great writing. Thank you, Christine. Posted 5 months ago
      1. You're welcome, Ferdy! Posted 5 months ago
  3. Yes, I always wonder about these reptile eyes and iris shapes..amazing! Posted 5 months ago

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''Uroplatus fimbriatus'' is a gecko which is found in eastern Madagascar and on the islands Nosy Bohara and Nosy Mangabe. These geckos live in tropical rain forests. They reach a total length of 330 mm.

A large nocturnal gecko, by day it plasters itself to a small tree trunk and rests head down. If disturbed it will raise its tail and head, open its mouth and scream.

Similar species: Scaled Reptiles
Species identified by Ferdy Christant
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Uploaded Oct 5, 2019. Captured Jul 17, 2019 12:55 in RN2, Madagascar.
  • NIKON D850
  • f/8.0
  • 1/250s
  • ISO560
  • 105mm