Baby house gecko shedding its skin

Small Feet, Big Dreams

With tiny tutu
I break all world records for
Ceiling pirouette!

Common House Gecko (Hemidactylus frenatus)
Native to South and Southeast Asia. Geckos shed like all reptiles but, unlike snakes, their skin generally falls off in pieces.

Photo: RollingRED | Reddit via Imgur


Sculpture of a rainbow unicorn reading a script

Now Where’s My Invisibility Cloak?

Just got a fanmail:
“Hi! Do you really not exist??”
Why of course, sweetheart!

Photo: kbpaperfaces (Kelly Bonbright) | Instagram

A curious group of young gharials

Huh? Catch No Ball Leh

Did we miss something?
Why is everyone cheering?!
Gah! I want to know!

* “Catch no ball”: a Singlish expression that means “don’t understand / don’t get it”. Literally used when one is confused about something.

* “Leh”: A Singlish particle usually tagged at the end of a clause or sentence for emphasis. Somewhat similar in use to the slang word “man” (e.g. “Don’t be so mean, man”).

Gharials (Gavialis gangeticus)

Photo: Akshay Mudgal | Facebook

A fire ant seeming to stand on one leg

Look Ma, No Strings!

Fauxtography or
Great timing, patience and skills —
Who am I to judge?

* How can we tell apart real wildlife and nature photography from fake ones? Photographer Hee Jenn Wei has translated a Weibo article on wildlife photographs that look too unrealistic to be true — including the suspected use of strings to create dramatic poses.

Fire Ant (Solenopsis sp.)

Photo: Robertus Agung Sudiatmoko via Hee Jenn Wei

A serious-looking budgie

Like Royalty

Regal splash of blue
In disdain for those who keep
Staring at others.

Budgerigar (Melopsittacus undulatus)
Male budgies over six months old generally have a bright blue cere (area containing the nostrils), while females have a brown or white cere.

Photo: Rolf Dietrich Brecher | Flickr

A stunned-looking Panther Chameleon

Turning Green With Horror

I… have seen some things
Beyond mere visible light
You don’t want to know.

Panther Chameleon (Furcifer pardalis)
Usually named after the geographical location in which they are found. Specimens from Ambilobe, Madagascar, such as this one, are usually green, red or orange. Chameleons in general can see in both visible and ultraviolet light.

Photo: Reptile Candle | Livedoor Blog