• Aperture: ƒ/14
  • Camera: NIKON D4
  • Taken: 2 February, 2015 09:25
  • Focal length: 210mm
  • ISO: 640
  • Shutter speed: 1/320 s
  • Aperture: ƒ/16
  • Camera: NIKON D4
  • Taken: 2 February, 2015 09:31
  • Focal length: 210mm
  • ISO: 640
  • Shutter speed: 1/160 s
  • Aperture: ƒ/14
  • Camera: NIKON D4
  • Taken: 2 February, 2015 09:25
  • Focal length: 210mm
  • ISO: 640
  • Shutter speed: 1/320 s

A very common resident on lower altitudes, as here on the slopes around the Detwah lagoon of west Socotra.

Socotra Rock Gecko (Pristurus sokotranus)
They are hard to see when not moving, and sometimes I’ve been very close to stepping on them I thought. But reptiles are quick, and always escape, fortunately.

Socotra Rock Gecko (Pristurus sokotranus)
Perhaps the most beautiful feature is the orange stripe on the back.

Endemic.