18th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World
Cheshire Gecko

The cat-gecko (Aeluroscalabotes felinus) has a very impudent facial expression, reminding of the Cheshire Cat from “Alice in Wonderland”. In fact it takes its name from the habit of curling up his tail, for covering itself when sleeping, similar to a cat.

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Date Taken: 07.2019
Date Uploaded: 11.2020
Photo Location: Malaysia
Copyright: © Bernhard Schubert