At last! Yesterday, visiting the well-known Zürich rainforest, we finally saw one of their famed leaf-tailed geckos (these had otherwise seemed to be rather mythical creatures):

Leaf-tailed gecko
Leaf-tailed gecko

It is in fact not entirely surprising that we did not see one before; indeed, can you spot the one hiding in this other picture?

Where is the gecko?
Where is the gecko?

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2 thoughts on “Camouflage”

  1. Yes, that’s were it is! (Note: for readers still looking, do not click on Andreas’s link…)

    Although there were five or six people all saying they saw a gecko on this trunk, it took me a few minutes to finally see it! (I had actually taken the picture before I located it, thinking of looking for it on the computer afterwards…)

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