Photos of Marlborough mini geckos and common skinks

By: Neil Fitzgerald Photography  05-Apr-2012
Keywords: Reptile, Wildlife Photos

A close-up photo of a common skink. Taken with a Canon 1D Mark IV, EF100mm f/2.8 Macro USM, 1/160 s exposure at f11, ISO 1250, flash held off camera.

The Marlborough Region is rich with lizard species, and I managed to catch up with a couple of them this past spring while staying with friends on their high country station.

The Marlborough mini is a small brown gecko, and like many of our native lizards it has not yet been formally described as a species. Many of our skinks and geckos are very similar in appearance, and the true diversity of our lizards is still being unravelled.

A Marlborough mini gecko crawling over moss and lichen covered rocks. Taken with a Canon 1D Mark IV, EF100mm f/2.8 Macro USM, 1/60 s at f9, ISO 1000, flash held off camera.

I was a little unprepared when I found these lizards (the joys of flying and luggage restrictions), and didn’t have with me some of the gear that I’d normally use in that situation. Still, I managed to improvise and make a few photos that I think were worthwhile.

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