ARCHIVE 227 – GECKO AND MOTH
April 20, 2016 10 Comments
Geckos are common in Kenya, and often seen on the walls and ceilings of dwellings. In my earlier years in Kenya – soon after this photo was taken – I lived in a downstairs flat that had no phone or TV and it was utter bliss!
Sunset is always around 6pm or so on the equator, and I passed many quiet evenings reading. My living room was home to at least two of these small lizards, and I shall never forget relaxing in my armchair, listening to them calling to each other, back and fore across the room – to call the scene peaceful would be vast understatement!
The one shown above is on the interior wall of a small hut in Tsavo’s dry bush country – a place teeming with insects and so absolute heaven for these little predators. Having them around was not only interesting, but they helped control the insect population in the home too.
OM-2 with 75-150 Zuiko and TTL flash; Agfa CT18 colour slide, rated at 64 ISO.