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4 feet above

4 feet above

This image is available for licensing at my Photoshelter site. It is highlighted at for a new book by Lynne Eodice.

Four little feet sliding from leaf to leaf; they are so sticky that geckos can hang upside-down from a single toe. Scientists have long been fascinated by gecko feet, and in year 2002, uncovered this remarkable secret: Their precious toes adhere effortlessly to any surface through millions of nanoscale hairy structures that interact only slightly at the molecular level. It is the millions of these interactions that make their four feet capable of supporting the weight of a small child. More news about this research at University of California, Santa Barbara can be found here.

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    Milan Simic18-Nov-2008 07:53
    It's so eye-cathing shot... point of view nailed to perfection... voted!
    Raymond Ma02-Nov-2008 02:37
    Love this one. Very clever & elegant. V
    Rick Decker01-Oct-2007 07:16
    very cool
    zobo11-Sep-2007 00:32
    Superb image!
    Andrew Stewart08-Sep-2007 09:04
    I like the simplification of this down to its core elements. Colour, feet, lines.
    Ian York24-Nov-2006 22:43
    great capture,
    Galina Stepanova24-Nov-2006 21:03
    Just imagine... Very creative.
    Bravo, photographer!
    Brian with an Eye24-Nov-2006 20:14
    Ah! well seen, and nicely captured! GMV
    Guest 24-Nov-2006 19:12
    four feet: under :-) very nice ... these little chaps are quite charming
    Dawid Wnuk Photography24-Nov-2006 19:02
    This is outstanding. Excellent idea and great execution. Love the backlight as well. V.
    Dawid W.
    beverley harrison24-Nov-2006 18:52
    very nice pov!!