• Ultraviolet Photography

Mummified gecko

3 replies to this topic

#1 BruceG


  • Members
  • 15 posts

Posted 19 February 2017 - 21:04

Found this gecko on a staircase, looks like it died there and became dried, maybe multispectral images can shed some light on the cause of its death.

The equipment I used is Nikon J5 with Pentax C-mount quartz 25mm f2.8, however I used a rubber ring to fix U360 and S8612 filters into the front of the lens which makes it difficult to take out. Therefore I had to adapt dslr lens onto my J5 to get the VIS and IR shots, which resulted in shallow depth of focus.

Attached Image: DSC_2291.jpg

Attached Image: DSC_2259.jpg

Attached Image: DSC_2333.jpg

Back side:
Attached Image: DSC_2288.jpg

Attached Image: DSC_2264.jpg

Attached Image: DSC_2326.jpg

Edited by BruceG, 19 February 2017 - 21:42.

#2 Cadmium


  • Members(+)
  • 1,098 posts

Posted 20 February 2017 - 00:48

Bruce, very interesting!

#3 Andrea B.

    Desert Dancer

  • Owner-Administrator
  • 5,413 posts
  • Location: USA

Posted 22 February 2017 - 18:39

Wow! I wonder what happened to this lizard? Maybe some cat or dog caught it and then dropped it on the stairs after finding it inedible? :D
Andrea G. Blum
Often found hanging out with flowers & bees.

#4 OlDoinyo


  • Members(+)
  • 486 posts
  • Location: North Carolina

Posted 23 February 2017 - 03:09

I assume that the dehydration occurred mostly post-mortem. It is not obvious to me what killed it, except it does not look to have been a violent end...