Sleeping gecko [confirmed dead; Ricoh GRD III, also dead]


At first I couldn't tell if this lizard was sleeping or dead, but apparently geckos have feet that are like suction cups: This dude is just sleeping, and has been this way for two hours or more, completely motionless, jaw slightly slack, even with the camera only centimeters away.

[Edit #1: Wayan laughed at my suggestion. "Dead, yeah; not sleeping." Unfortunately correct.]

[Edit #2: My Ricoh GR Digital III camera also died, shortly after these photographs. I bought the GRD III new, on the gray market in Taiwan, but it lasted maybe two months before the electronics failed. I managed some great candid portraits using the Ricoh in Indonesia.]

Gecko sleeping in Sanur, Bali.

Sleeping gecko.