The William’s Dwarf Gecko (Lygodactylus williamsi), also known as the Electric Blue Gecko, is a small, critically endangered gecko found in the Kimboza Forest (in eastern Tanzania). The males are a more vibrant blue than the females, and females are often confused with juvenile or socially suppressed males. Both genders have a orange underbelly, though the colours of individuals vary with temperature and mood. Adults grow to between 5 to 8cm (not including the length of their tail).
Like all geckos from the genus’ Lygodactylus and Phelsuma, these little geckos are diurnal. This species is also bold, active, social, and males are territorial. Social gestures include lateral flattening, puffing out of the throat patch, head shaking and head bobbing, and tail-wagging.
Photo by AngiNelson
Aiguille du Midi viewing area (part of the Mont Blanc range), Chamonix, France. Follow me on my new Facebook page for a chance to win a free print as a thanks for your support :)
Space Shuttle Flight Decks photos by Ben Cooper
I’ve played enough video games during my tenure to safely assume that I could easily jump behind the joystick of one of these beauties and immediately be sailing at a smooth near-lightspeed. It’s gotta be that easy, right? My secret to success: mash every button until it does something you want. Ben Cooper took these absolutely gorgeous fisheye shots of the space shuttle flight deck interiors, with prints available at launchphotography, to post up on your wall and gaze longingly at.