August 10, 2014

It's Tokay

Photograph by Iwan Pruvic, National Geographic Your Shot

A tokay gecko shows its true colors in the woods around Tangerang, Indonesia. Tokays are among the largest geckos and range from northeast India to the Malay Archipelago. Here, one of the tokay's ears can be seen as a small hole on the side of its head. It's possible, peering through the hole, to see through its head to the other side.

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28 comments
Janice H.
Janice H.

Oh my gosh, just beautiful!      I love the gecko, all the different types.       Unbelievable information about the ears of this gecko...or are all the different types of gecko's ears that way?      The colors are astounding!

Damir ekspanzi.com
Damir ekspanzi.com

It's possible, peering through the hole, to see through its head to the other side."
No biggie, I know some people with that feature as well :D

Madhumita Pal
Madhumita Pal

Awesome creature !!!!

The color , the eyes !!! 

Truly A Song of Ice and Fire !!

Palmer Evans
Palmer Evans

Wow, it's eyes are gorgeous! It's like a golden fire! And the scales are a beautiful color, it makes me want one, even if it's poisonous.

Candace Wood
Candace Wood

Wow. This is the only true 'air head' I have ever heard of! Beautiful colors and pattern. They say 'the largest', but no reference to actual size? Must read up...

David E.
David E.

It looks very beautiful, but also very poisonous.  Really like the picture.  I know nothing about Tokays :-)

John Reyesvilla Méndez
John Reyesvilla Méndez

¡Espectacular!, disfruto cada fotografía y ésta es la mejor. ¡Gracias!. ¡Feliz Domingo!.

Bev Hennager
Bev Hennager

Fearsome looking but also spectacular and beautiful.

Joy Saldanha
Joy Saldanha

An amazingly marked gecko looking like it has been daubed with a paint brush, in what is an an amazing shot. One can see through, really all the way through?One lives and learns something every day.  j.e.s......... 

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