Looking at the Gecko’s feet

25th November 2018

When it comes to a great shot of the turnip tailed gecko, wildlife photographer Mark Fernley got a great shot of this individual through glass at night to obtain a stunning image of the toe pads that consist of about half a million setae made of keratin. Each of these fine hairs has hundreds of even smaller projections of nanoscale diameters called spatulae protruding from their ends that allow the individual to cling onto smooth surface such as glass.

Story written by Mark Fernley