Another portrait of the stunning golden tailed gecko (Strophurus taenicauda) from the brigalow in qld. Like all geckos, golden tails will use their long and flexible tongue to clean their eyes. As they have no eye lids this is an effective way to ensure their vision is not disrupted by water and debris. They will also use this behaviour to drink water that forms as droplets on their eyes. This is especially useful for species like the golden tail who live in areas where there is only limited standing water available.
Hey guys, i'm gonna keep this short and sweet: we're making the final push out of the reptile community. That means we won't exist outside of IG, and we will probably be posting much less here as well. In fact we're going to switch to putting all our photos in a personal photo album instead of shared on here for awhile, and see if I like that better. I've met a lot of amazing, wonderful people on here and in the reptile community in general, but i've also had to meet some of the most rancid, disgusting people I've ever had to deal with in my life. Over the years I've done my best to spread a positive message about anacondas, and i'm so damn proud of it, but I am not mentally stable enough to continue subjecting myself to this much social media toxicity. I apologize. I cannot promise if I will be back, but I truly care and love all of the people I've come to know and call friends off here. And always remember, followers don't mean anything. Neither do likes. Real positive change and true inspiration does 🖤
Для тех, кто считает, что я специально бешу змей или мучаю их, а они сами по себе, мол, адекватные и добрый) Оно вот само по себе прыгает)
One of my favourite photos of my favourite lizard. This is a juvenile Sungazer (Smaug giganteus). I've been studying the species for six years now, and since they live in fairly homogenous grasslands, some imagination is needed to get interesting shots of them. Their default behaviour when you get too close is to duck down into their burrows, and if you catch one, they play dead. Fortunately I've had the chance to work with wild Sungazers that have become habituated to my presence, and in combination with the use of a wide angle lens, this affords some unique photography opportunities.