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  • Tuatara

    A reptile that is endemic to New Zealand. The name "tuatara" is from the Māori language, and means "peaks on the back". Kaori Wildlife Preserve - Wellington, New Zealand

  • New Zealand Gecko

    Geckos are found throughout New Zealand on both main islands and most offshore islands. Geckos have ‘sticky’ feet: their Gecko toes are covered with microscopic hairs that allow them to climb sheer surfaces and even walk upside down across the ceiling. Wellington, New Zealand

  • Gold-dust Day Gecko

    Endemic to Madagascar, and other surrounding Islands. An introduced species to Hawaii. Kona, Hawaii

  • Grand Cayman curly-tailed lizard

    Grand Cayman Islands

  • Alligator

    The name alligator is an anglicized form of el lagarto, the Spanish term for "the lizard", which early Spanish explorers and settlers in Florida called the alligator. Alligators are native only to the United States and China. Everglades NP, Florida. Photo by Alice Elliott

  • Hawksbill Turtle

    This turtle has a worldwide distribution, but is critically endangered. Kona, Hawaii

  • Sleeping Hawksbill Turtle

    Kona, Hawaii

  • Alligator Lizard

    UCSC Botanical Gardens

  • Red-eared Slider Turtles

    This turtle is native to the Southern USA and Mexico, it also has made the "List of the world’s 100 most invasive species". Ed Levin Park, California

  • Wasp Spider

    The Wasp Spider is endemic to central & northern Europe, north Africa, and parts of Asia. Introduced from Europe to North America. Cosumnes Nature Preserve, California

  • Wasp Spider Web

    California

  • Garden Spider

    California

  • Garden Spider

    California

  • Black and Yellow Argiope

    Kyoto, Japan

  • Unknown Spider

    California

  • European Garden Spider

    Swiss Alps, Photo by Warren Elliott

  • Praying Mantis & Black Widow

    A Praying Mantis eating the Black Widow spider for lunch San Jose, California

  • Praying Mantis

    This insect is a general predator of most pest insects, mites, eggs, or any insect in reach. Generally, Mantises protect themselves by camouflage and concealment. San Jose, California

  • Praying Mantis

    San Jose, California

  • After dinner

    San Jose, California

  • Dragonfly

    Merced NWR, California

  • Unknown insect?

    Austria

  • Bumble Bee on Wooly Thistle

    Swiss Alps

  • Bumble Bee on Broom Plant

    St. Joe's Hill, Los Gatos, Calif.

  • Bumble Bee

    Austria

  • Bumble Bee

    Baylands, Palo Alto, California

  • New Zealand Bee

    South Island, NZ

  • New Zealand Bees

    South Island, NZ