These critters are ready for their (extreme) close-up

Nov. 28, 2011 at 11:43 AM ET

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A gecko licks its own eyes. These lizards have no eyelids; instead, they have a transparent membrane that they lick to keep clean.
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A chameleon's coiled-up tail.
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A chameleon shows its true colors (well, some of them, anyway) in this close-up.
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This South American horned frog looks a little bit like Christmas with its bright red and green colors.

U.K. photographer Mark Bridger took these remarkable images of chameleons, geckos, and frogs. Bridger employed a technique known as macro photography, which uses a powerful lens to get extremely close shots, according to Solent News.