Gekko smithii — Smith’s Green-eyed Gecko
Some other names for this species:
Smith’s Gecko, Large Forest Gecko, Forest Gecko
My guide Kurt "Orion" G knew exactly where to look for these impressively huge geckos with their mesmerizing emerald-green eyes. This one looks like it is smiling or making pleasant chit-chat, but really it is opening its mouth in order to lick off its (right) eye. Geckos are wont to lick their eyes because they lack eyelids and they have to keep that eye surface clean somehow.
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