There are many lizards in Mauritius, in and out of houses. I had the opportunity to take some good pictures with a "Madagascar giant day gecko" which was very quiet and in a good mood for a photoshoot (better than a fashion photo model !!!). The lizard was taking a sunbath on a window of my house. I put a softbox lighting behind him to get a white background (and also to reduce glass reflections).
Madagascar giant day geckos (Phelsuma grandis) are diurnal arboreal. They are native to areas of tropical forest in northern and northwest Madagascar, but have been introduced to Mauritius, Reunion island and Seychelles. There are a few recorded populations of this species also in Florida and Hawaii, introduced by accident,
They are often found on different trees. They also inhabit human dwellings due to the level of insect activity which these dwellings attract.
They feed on various insects and other invertebrates, very small vertebrates, and nectars. They can reach a length of 30 centimetres (12 inches).