Shutterbug Photo of the Day: “Zap” by Rico Leffanta

Our Shutterbug Photo of the Day by Rico Leffanta is a well-crafted close up of a tiny gecko enjoying a delicious sweet treat.

“A Golddust Day Gecko (Phelsuma laticauda) licking sap and insects from a bromeliad (Aechmea blanchetiana) stalk," writes Leffanta. "Photo taken at Foster's Botanical Garden, in Honolulu, island of O'ahu, Hawaii. As I wear silver & turqoise bracelets on both wrists, every living thing sees me approach with my camera, so I use feline strategy and just wait until hunger, thirst, or boredom enters the subject's mind."

See a larger version of the photo in the Shutterbug Photo of the Day gallery here.

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We will select one Shutterbug Photo of the Day image every month to run as a full-page feature in the magazine.