|Copyright: duy my (duymy)
|Date Taken: 2009-09-27|
|Camera: Sony DSC H9, Canon Closeup 500D|
|Exposure: f/8, 1/125 seconds|
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|Photo Version: Original Version|
|Date Submitted: 2011-04-02 3:08|
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|[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note|
The Tokay Gecko is the second largest Gecko species, attaining lengths of about 30–40cm (11–15.6 inches) for males, and 20–30cm (7–12 inches) for females, with weights of 150–300g (5–10 oz). They are distinctive in appearance, with a bluish or greyish body, sporting spots ranging from light yellow to bright red. The male is more brightly coloured than the female. They have large eyes with a vertical slit pupil.
Males are very territorial, and will attack other males Tokays as well as other Gecko species. They are solitary and only meet during the mating season. Females lay clutches of one or two hard shelled eggs which are guarded until they hatch
The typical lifespan is 7–10 years, however in captivity some Tokays have been known to live over 18 years.
Tokays are renowned for their their loud vocalizations. Their mating call, a loud croak, is variously described as sounding like "tokeh" or "gekk-gekk," where both the common and the scientific name, as well as the family name "Gekkonidae" and the generic term "gecko" come from.
The Tokay is also considered the "pit bull" of the Gecko world due to the fact that when they bite their human handlers, they often won't let go for up to several hours at a time, and generally cannot be forcibly removed without causing harm to the Gecko. One way of getting a Tokay to release its hold is to submerge the animal in water, which will encourage the lizard to let go, without causing it any harm or undue stress
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- [2011-04-02 7:22]
An amazing close up duymy,great detail and subject notes.
impressive close up scene and photo shot!
amazing close up...........
great details,sharpness & colours.