Lygodactylus miops Gunther’s Dwarf Gecko
Analamazaotra Special Reserve (Perinét), Alaotra-Mangoro region, MadagascarApril 24, 2007
Gunther’s Dwarf Gecko (Lygodactylus miops)
My wife Monica Rua spotted this little gecko in the bushes at the Analamazaotra orchid garden. It was initially on a branch, and skittered out of sight before I could get a photo. But it didn't go far, just around the back of the branch, so I could easily spook into skittering back around to the front. But then when I'd get my camera ready, it would sneak off again. We played this game for awhile, but eventually it grew bored and made a little jump, landing perfectly posed on a leaf. I got a few photos like this one before it ran out of sight completely.

Here is a list of all the reptiles and frogs I saw on this 2007 trip to Madagascar.

Anjozorobe-Angavo Protected Area, Analamanga region, MadagascarApril 22, 2023
Gunther’s Dwarf Gecko (Lygodactylus miops)
José Vieira of Tropical Herping found this sleeping gecko, along with a disproportionately huge number of the other herps our group saw on this trip.

Here is a list of all the reptiles and frogs I saw on this 2023 trip to Madagascar.

Andasibe area, Alaotra-Mangoro region, MadagascarApril 24, 2023
Gunther’s Dwarf Gecko (Lygodactylus miops)
We saw several more of this species around Andasibe. A few of them were active during the day, but my best photos are of the ones sleeping at night.
Andasibe area, Alaotra-Mangoro region, MadagascarApril 25, 2023
Gunther’s Dwarf Gecko (Lygodactylus miops)
This one seems to be defying gravity but hey, it's a gecko.
Andasibe area, Alaotra-Mangoro region, MadagascarApril 27, 2023
Gunther’s Dwarf Gecko (Lygodactylus miops)
This one has found the perfect plant to sleep on, camouflage-wise. Well, maybe not the perfect plant, because I did see it. But still, much better than a green leaf.
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