Photo of the Day

Ornate day gecko feeding on nectar
March 11, 2011

Ornate Day Gecko, Mauritius

This Month in Photo of the Day: National Geographic Magazine Features

An ornate day gecko laps nectar from tree blossoms on Mauritius. Rare pollinators, bug-eating lizards may substitute on islands where neither pollinators nor predators are plentiful—filling a niche held by others on the mainland. Phelsuma ornata on Gastonia mauritiana, Mauritius

See more photographs from the March 2011 feature story "Gold Dusters."

Photograph by Mark W. Moffett, National Geographic

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