The Gecko’s Optical Illusion
A lot of the time, snapping a photograph not only involves artistic skill but perfect timing. Real life and art come face to face in this beautiful image captured by Eduardo Blanco Mendizabal. In Navarre, the photographer saw a cat painted on a wall. Luck was on his side when a large gecko came out and crawled alongside the photograph. Using this as an opportune moment, he captured the gecko just as a cat looks like it’s about to munch on it. There are numerous species of geckos, and their status ranges from least concern to critically endangered. Because there’s a high demand for the pet trade and loss of habitat, the species of gecko is suffering (Rosamond Gifford Zoo).