Sometimes people will look at one of my mystery photos and not have a clue, but when I give the answer it suddenly makes total sense and they wonder how they didn’t get it the first time. However, if it’s something that you have never seen before and never experienced, it can be just as mysterious after the answer is given.
I’m sure some of you felt like that this morning when I revealed that the mystery photo was a closeup of shed skin from my son’s leopard gecko. You probably thought, “well how would I know that – I’ve never seen a gecko shed before”. So, I thought it might be fascinating (or gross for some) if I show you some more photos of this latest shedding. Zipper sheds about once a month or so, but this time was particularly amazing because when he pulled the skin off of one of his legs, it looked like a white glove laying up against his back.
It was so cool that I carefully took a pair of nail scissors and cut the “glove” away from the rest of the shed skin and took it out of the cage, placing it against the dark background of Bryan’s bed. After attaching my extender tubes to my camera, I started experimenting with some extreme closeup shots, and this is what I came up with. Some are a little blurry, but they are still amazing because they show the incredible details on the skin.
The next one kind of reminds me of bubble wrap LOL!
And finally, the photo that I cropped to get the mystery photo