18th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World
Curious Banded Gecko

Cute Western Banded Gecko (Coleonyx variegatus) located during a night hike in the Sonoran Desert. These nocturnal reptiles usually tries to escape whenever possible, for some reason this little one felt comfortable just laying over a rock. For a double surprise he found some kind of interest in my camera lens.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 09.2020
Date Uploaded: 11.2020
Photo Location: Hermosillo, Mexico
Camera: Canon EOS REBEL T2i
Copyright: © Rodolfo Vega Littlewood